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Why is it that these days I spend a lot more time lying on my bed, as though I didn't have anything better to do?

Why have my menu plans and shopping lists, kept up for a year, been shoved to the back of the cupboard?

Why don't I cook anything but frozen food and plain veggies any more?

Why did I pick up two menus from local take-aways this morning?

I know, this might be all too hard to guess . . .

So let me make it easy.

Why am I no longer planning to give the most adorable shooshoos, ideal for either a boy or a girl and purchased in South Africa, to either Mike and Christine or Peirce and Christina (sorry guys - promise to get something else).

If you're still having trouble, just ask yourself (?) . . . why have I received these gifts?

Erica  – (September 25, 2008 at 9:07 PM)  

Congrats Sherrin! That is very exciting news :)

Sarah and Ryan  – (September 25, 2008 at 9:31 PM)  

You're pregnant! That's wonderful! I know we don't speak often (maybe just once before), but I saw this post and had to congratulate you. What a blessing from the Lord! May it go well with your little one. How far along?

Susan  – (September 25, 2008 at 10:24 PM)  

!!!!! I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! I'm grinning from ear-to-ear for you :-).

Deb  – (September 25, 2008 at 11:49 PM)  

Congratulations to you both!!! We are all excited for you. Please do keep us updated.

Kara Dekker  – (September 26, 2008 at 12:44 AM)  

Oh, Sherrin! What happy news! I'll be praying for you. :)


Anonymous –   – (September 26, 2008 at 1:12 AM)  

So excited for you and Dave!! I figured it out from the first sentence. ;-)


Whitney –   – (September 26, 2008 at 5:18 AM)  

I don't know that I've ever commented before, but I've followed your journey for a year and a half. I got married in July 2007, so we have some things in common. Anyway, I always felt a pang when I realized you hadn't yet conceived since I knew you had that desire -- imagine my joy to hear your happy news. My parents are in South Africa on vacation right now -- I might have to have them pick up some shooshoos!

Kaira  – (September 26, 2008 at 6:29 AM)  

Yeah for you!!! Congratulations on this blessing in your life :)

Lara  – (September 26, 2008 at 8:51 AM)  

Congratulations! That's fantastic news and the two of you must be so excited!

Sherrin  – (September 26, 2008 at 9:24 AM)  

Thanks everyone! I've been having fun looking at the profiles of a whole lot of people I didn't know read my blog :).

Hi Sara, I'm at eight weeks of pregnancy, same as Crystal at Biblical Womanhood - in fact, I think her due date is the same!

Hello Whitney, you must get them to pick up some ShooShoos :). We got ours from the airport at Johannesburg, and there were heaps and heaps of adorable designs. The pink ones with an elephant were the best :). Thanks for thinking of us re: not being blessed with any children for a year. It was hard, but we now feel incredibly blessed to have conceived while we were on holiday in South Africa! There is something romantic about being blessed with our first child while visiting Dave's original country.

Glenda  – (September 26, 2008 at 10:40 AM)  

Congratulations, Sherrin and Dave!

Anonymous –   – (September 26, 2008 at 7:40 PM)  

Congrats Sherrin and Dave.
LH - Cape Town

susanne24  – (September 27, 2008 at 1:06 AM)  

This is such wonderful news. Congratulations. May the Lord bless you with a healthy pregnancy with very little morning sickness. :-)


Jessie  – (September 27, 2008 at 12:21 PM)  

Awww, congratulations! The Lord has answered your prayers! How wonderful.

John Dekker –   – (September 28, 2008 at 7:10 AM)  

Great news! God bless you!

Helen and Ian Kilgour –   – (September 28, 2008 at 5:30 PM)  

Congratulations Sherrin and David.
Wonderful news! Enjoying your blog

Father's Grace Ministries  – (September 28, 2008 at 10:38 PM)  

Congratulations, and God's richest blessings to you both.


Homemanager  – (October 5, 2008 at 2:02 PM)  

Sherrin and Dave!!!
I'm so happy for you!! I have been wondering when the Lord was going to bless you with your own little one! :-D
We wish you much joy and many more blessings.

Laura  – (October 7, 2008 at 6:30 AM)  

Many congrats, Sherrin! Praise God!

southeastcountrywife  – (October 18, 2008 at 5:48 PM)  

the things you miss out on knowing when you're absent...congrats to you both!

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