or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Talk Amongst Ourselves › Spirituality › Quiverful Tribe: It's 2009! (Part 1)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Quiverful Tribe: It's 2009! (Part 1) - Page 3

post #41 of 993
I love seeing all the similar personalities on this thead with the children. I was just thinking of the idea of putting all the "energizer bunnies" into one room and harnessing the power!
post #42 of 993
subbing
post #43 of 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewellz View Post
subbing
Welcome to the tribe! This is a fun tribe.
post #44 of 993
Hi! I'm here and subbed now! I'll have to come back and read later.
post #45 of 993
Thank you so much Jenny for directing me to the new thread! And the question of the week is a really awesome idea.

#1 Highly affectionate, always asking what she can do to help, but too prideful I think, broccoli and cabbage are her favorite foods but she HATES melted cheese and onions. Oh and you can not fool her no matter what clever idea you think you might have. She's a realist like mommy.

#2 I honestly ask myself sometimes how that girl came from me lol. I would not be surprised if she has REAL ADD. She can't concentrate at all. But she is very outgoing, usually has a smile on her face, talented in singing, always speaks her mind and strong willed*100.

#3 Has autism but is so sweet and happy. He is eager to please us deep down inside and he's highly skilled in memorization of numbers, letters, and sight reading. The most wonderful blessing in my life is having a child that doesn't know evil exists.

#4 She's still perfect lol. 11 months old and by far my most attached child yet. She is so happy and talks and signs a lot. She does have asthma and is on breathing treatments quite a bit, but she's used to it now. She is so joyful.

#5 Only 5 weeks in my tummy and is such a wonderful blessing. This baby covered up my severe adenomyosis if only for 9 months that had me contemplating a hysterectomy because it's ruining my insides. We are praying that he/or she will cure it and that I won't have to deal with this terrible painful condition anymore.
post #46 of 993
Congratulations on the new baby coming Allison :
post #47 of 993
subbing too

We only have one so far, but both of us were raised in "QF" families! My hubby has ten sisters and I have three siblings (God's design)... my husband's extended family is remarkable, I think he has something like 140 first cousins. ::::

Anyhow, I've been reading through this thread and the one from last year - YAY! I didn't know a tribe like this existed. Whee!
post #48 of 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by principii View Post
he has something like 140 first cousins.
This is what I want! Sounds like a great family reunion!

OH! Welcome to the tribe!
post #49 of 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
What is the one unique thing about each of your children?
Dd1 -- active and alert, emotionally intense, fun-loving, very verbal, imaginative, and creative. And affectionate.

Dd2 -- active, emotionally intense, affectionate, sensitive, aggressive, increasingly verbal, imaginative and creative. And fun-loving.

Quote:
What is one unique thing about you that makes you stand apart from everyone else?
Very open-minded.
post #50 of 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by principii View Post
my husband's extended family is remarkable, I think he has something like 140 first cousins.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
This is what I want! Sounds like a great family reunion!
I was thinking about how those birthday parties must be. That must be amazing. I'm always a little sad seeing how small my extended family has gotten when we get together for Christmas. We'll see if God helps us all expand our numbers. Welcome to the tribe.
post #51 of 993
Can you be a quiverful tribe member if you have no living kids? My husband and I plan on having a bunch, both biologically and through adoption. But, God hasn't blessed us with live babies yet. We're looking at adopting from overseas in the next few years.

BTW- We think birth control is yucky. It makes my crazy!
post #52 of 993
Quote:
Can you be a quiverful tribe member if you have no living kids?
Yep. QF is not about numbers.

Welcome! :
post #53 of 993
Yep! No numbers required!

Welcome to the tribe.
post #54 of 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by zech13_9_goforgold View Post
Can you be a quiverful tribe member if you have no living kids? My husband and I plan on having a bunch, both biologically and through adoption. But, God hasn't blessed us with live babies yet. We're looking at adopting from overseas in the next few years.

BTW- We think birth control is yucky. It makes my crazy!
From another mama without children, welcome!
post #55 of 993
Thread Starter 
Finally getting back to this thread....I've been so swamped, between trying to get used to a new house/city/climate (we moved last month from Florida to Indiana!) and the kids have all had colds, and now 2 of them are down with a stomach virus! :Puke

Also, last week I had my first PPAF...meh. DD will be 13 months tomorrow, and that's the longest I've gone without AF, so I should be thankful. Still, my cycle always hits me like a ton of bricks--physically, hormonally, and emotionally, and what with all the other stress/upheaval in my life of late, I was vastly unprepared.

I'm also in a low spot faith-wise...we moved up here for dh to pastor a small church, and he doesn't yet have a secular job. The church doesn't pay an actual salary, although they have been wonderfully generous in getting us moved and settled in, and I KNOW God will provide for our needs....I know dh will find a job soon, and in the meantime we are learning to stretch our budget further than I thought possible. And all of this will no doubt bring us closer to each other and closer to God. But it is easy to worry.....

Honestly, this is the first time I've been really terrified at the thought of becoming pg. Financially, I know it would be very difficult, and physically, I don't know if I could make it through another pg this soon without ending up in a wheelchair--literally. So....I need prayers.

The hardest part about being low on faith is that this is the first time dh and I have both been tempted by the same fears at the same time....always before, if I was having doubts, he'd be strong and reassuring, and if he was having doubts, my confidence held fast. Now we are both wavering, and having a hard time finding ways to bolster each other.....I'm sure this is a lesson in trusting in God alone--not ourselves or even each other--but I'm sure I don't have to tell y'all what a difficult lesson that is!

DH brought up the subject of condoms and FAM. I don't know what we'll do....I guess we'll see if he continues to feel that way or not. Obviously, I want to submit my heart to his leadership in this, so right now I'm just praying that God will give us both peace!

As for the question of the week (or is that month, LOL!?):

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
What is the one unique thing about each of your children?
We have 4 kids, and they all have identical personalities. LOL! not really, but we were watching TV last night, and some commercial came on, where the mom said "each of my kids are so unique and different from each other!" Like that was a strange thing, LOL! DH and I just laughed at each other and I told him what I'd like to see is a family where the kids AREN'T unique and have different personalities! : Actually, I *wouldn't* like to see that, I think it'd be pretty creepy.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
And since QF does not mean you will have children, if you don't have children:

What is one unique thing about you that makes you stand apart from everyone else?
I'm sure the answer to this is my *stunning* good looks and irresistable charm...



(maybe not)
post #56 of 993
Sarah, you're always entertaining. Or inspirational. Or both. I think that is probably what makes you stand out. And yes.... Stepford Children. Creepy.

I'm sorry AF came back at such an inconvenient time! I think we all waver in our faith in times of great stress, when we really need it most. My husband and I looked into NFP just in case we couldn't handle being completely QF... And I think it actually brought me closer to God and our decision to leave it to him. It's still not using anything unnatural to prevent pregnancy, too, so if you end up going through with it after taking the classes, it might not feel like such a jump off the bandwagon. Especially if you give up on it, and come back to the QF lifestyle you're used to. In any case, I'll pray things get settle quickly for you there and that your husband can find a job that will cover the bills.
post #57 of 993
Quote:
Originally Posted by zech13_9_goforgold View Post
Can you be a quiverful tribe member if you have no living kids? My husband and I plan on having a bunch, both biologically and through adoption. But, God hasn't blessed us with live babies yet. We're looking at adopting from overseas in the next few years.

BTW- We think birth control is yucky. It makes my crazy!
of course! QF is a heart/spiritual matter... NOT a matter of numbers. many QF people don't have any children. some never have any. it's about letting GOD be in control of their fertility.
post #58 of 993
I was thinking about all this the last few weeks. esp few days. this pregnancy has been SO difficult. I am just so sick all of the time. I'm physically and mentally depressed (and it's hard not to let that become spiritual depression too!) I have no time for the kids, and when I do I feel too badly to be with them. I pass them books, and turn on the videos or whatever. I feel so sick in my heart about it as that's not the kinda parent I want to be. But I am feeling too badly to do much else. I take my health into my hands a best as I possibly can... so it's not from laziness that I am sick.

On the other hand... God knew our trials and tribulations BEFORE he gave us these convictions. Furthermore, what good is a convition if it's only a conviction when it's easy. I mean if having kids was easy as pie for everyone there wouldn't be a label like "QF" it would just be a given you know? people would just do it (no pun intended hehe) and no label would be needed to separate it from those who use birth control/family planning.

so I am down. I'm sick. I'm tired. and I in all sincereity and honesty GREATLY dislike being pregnant. I do not like it at all. love the baby, yes? but I hate pregnancy. I hate how my kids are pushed ot the side when they are so very young. I hate how my husband has to do half my work around here after he's done doing his own work. I hate being sick and watching asking everyone to take care of me. I also have tremendous fear about my lack of abiility to care for another human being. I can't imagine ever feeling well again. and our last child had serious health and developmental problems and I did not handle it well at all. she was so very sick, nobody woudl take us seriously and it was 18 months before getting her to a specialist that woudl help her (God bless that woman!). I honestly fear my mental and phyiscal ability to handle it. I try to not be afraid, but again... being sincere here - I am terrified of this baby. I'm just terrified of it!

so where does that leave me? I KNOW God convicted my heart. I alos know I see my family "suffering" and I feel my physical siffering too. and well... I don't like it.

but who am I to complain? who am I to have these concerns? Who am I to dictate what God has for this family? He is the author of life, not I. and would I feel any better if I started using birth control? no I would feel so terrible. once you are strongly convicted by God about a matter it is nearly impossible to pretend it never happened! I would be miserable and it would put a huge gulch between God and myself and between my husband and I as well.

when it's all said and done, a conviction isn't worth following unless it's followed even through the hardest of times. otherwise it's merely a preference.
post #59 of 993
Laura. I hope you get some relief.
post #60 of 993
Laura!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Spirituality
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Talk Amongst Ourselves › Spirituality › Quiverful Tribe: It's 2009! (Part 1)