Kids a quiver-full

"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."
Psalm 127:3-5

Well, it's my wife's birthday today as well as my daughters due date. She's proved that punctuality may not be her forte already. I'm excited to be a daddy. Thrilled. But anxious as can stinking be.

I just thought I'd post before the kid comes to say that now I hope to have a very full quiver. As long as I can afford to feed them I want to keep having them. That said, this will be my first child and depending on her temperament I may stick with this idea or give up on one. Who knows.

I have met a ton of people in my father's generation who say their one regret is they didn't have more children. I don't want that regret, and I know a child is a HUGE blessing from the Lord. In the OT there seemed to be two blessings, water (this is all over), and children. I don't live in a place where I'm ever at want for water, but children are not yet as automatic and I still see life, offspring as an unfathomable blessing from the Lord.

Just a heads up, if our little girl comes anytime soon I'll probably be absent for a day or two, but its a good excuse.