It's a girl!

My new niece arrived late Friday afternoon. Her name is Delilah Marie, she is about 7 lbs. I have very few details. but she is healthy and Leah is doing fine. (My brother is not so big with all the details) They hope to be home on Monday afternoon. I will take the kids to see her this week, and will be back with more details and pictures! (I borrowed this photo from Leah's facebook account, Thanks Leah!)

I wish I had better news to share with you about Grandpa. He is almost 95 years old and His body seems to be shutting down. He has had several ups and downs the last few weeks. Mike, Missy and I made a quick trip to Pella last night to see him because the doctor seemed to suggested he might not live through the night. But true to Grandpa form, he seems to be doing better tonight. We can only pray that God has a plan for Grandpa.

Ecclesiastes 3 seems to ring true this week with all the life changes I have faced.

There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

What a great reminder for me that God has a plan, and my life will follow his plan according to his time. All we need to do is trust, pray and wait for his time.