Kenneth L. Pierpont
Good Monday Stonebridge Readers;
Today Hope America Pierpont turned sixteen! She is the ‘baby” of the family, the tenth member, the eighth child, the fourth daughter, and the family mascot. We all adore her and always have and always will. Her birthday has landed on my quiet day off so Lois and I plan to spend most of the day in some form of celebration. I wish you could see inside my heart. If you could you would see that every corner of it is filled with love for this girl.
We are about to head out the door for your traditional birthday breakfast. My writing desk faces a window look out toward the back yard. Our huge bright yellow forsythia burst into bloom over the weekend. I love the spring day when the daffodils appear and the forsythia bloom and the birds sing their busy songs and the fresh sent of a new season is on the air.
I’m going to do something today that I have never done before. I am going to publish a guest-writer as my Stonebridge Newsletter. The writer is my wife Lois. Her subject is our daughter Hope…
God Knows What Is Best
by Lois Pierpont
When I realized I was pregnant in 1998, I already had seven kids at home and the youngest was about 3, I had my hands full & running over. Ken and I had already decided years before, to allow the Lord to give us as many kids as He wanted us to have so I was a little fearful, I was getting older, I was going to be 40 years old. But I knew God had given us another baby and He knew what was best for us, He knew the future and what we needed.
Today as I write this I can’t imagine what life would be like without our little Hope America. She is a delight to our souls. When she was born the other kids adored her, always playing with her so much so that she walked at eight months.
Now that the kids are all married or moved away for work, she is my little shopping buddy, she is my photography partner, “let’s-get-a-bite-of-lunch” buddy, craft store buddy, my “sit-in-church-with-me” buddy. I can’t imagine life without her, I love her so much.
I know I can trust God, even when I am being selfish and think I have too much on my plate, and I can’t possibly take one more thing. God is the one who sees the future and knows what I need in my life. Children are a blessing just as God told us in Psalm 127:3-5:
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Lois Pierpont—for the Stonebridge Newsletter
April 20, 2015