Sweet 16 Detroit, MI Photography

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.