Tuesday, September 7, 2010

And Baby Makes . . .

This month marks the 15th year of The Family: A Proclamation to the World!

I still remember how I felt when President Hinckley presented it during the General Relief Society Meeting in 1995.  It has been a guide and a protection as I reflect upon it and study its words.

In fact, I took an extra copy of For the Strength of Youth and cut out the page that has both The Proclamation and The Living Christ document and glued it into my scriptures so I could always have those precious words as part of my standard works!

Throughout this month Chocolate on My Cranium and We Talk of Christ, We Rejoice in Christ are helping many of us to rejoice in the blessing of our families. This week we are celebrating with photo essays using family photos and phrases from The Proclamation.

I share two photos . . . and some exciting news!

Photo #1: "We declare that God's commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force."

Photo #2: "Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny.  Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose."

And the news: We are excitedly expecting baby #9!!!  Our children are absolutely delighted and my husband and I are so grateful we have another opportunity to buy stock in diapers all over again!!

I love my family!!!!


  1. That picture is such a blast from the past for me...your wedding reception was the last time I saw it was crazy to see that you again!

    Such wonderful news. I'm so happy for you! You go girl, (seeing as I don't get to have any more, someone better!)

    I'm home for the rest of the month. Shall we meet for lunch?! How are you feeling? I hope you aren't terribly ill. Do you get very sick? When are you due? So many questions. I bought you some Oreos...hope you like the mint kind. :-) email or call me...I still have no phone # for you. &hearts

  2. Hip, Hip, HOORAY! Congrats!

    So in the first photo are you saying you want five children? Cause if that's the case, it's hilarious.

    And, of course, since we get this question the other way "Do you think it's another boy?" ☺

  3. My dear friend,Darla

    I just came upon your blog last night as I was reading Noel's. I stayed up until midnight reading through nearly every post from this past year. I remember how much I did and still do look up to you as a treasured daughter of God. You were my "superwoman" and envied your beauty and ability to hear the spirit and act upon it. So many times you saved my dark days with a table full of food and a beautiful smile. Your insights into motherhood and "mormon" life are delightful. I have thought a lot about you these past 4 1/2 years. You will always be one of those women I can never forget. Congrats on baby #9! I love you. Kristie Jex
    801-232-6842 cell

  4. Well! Congratulations!
    We are so happy for you.
    What a sweet thing to welcome another family member.
    Here's to another niece or nephew...and cousin.

  5. Wow! congratulations!!!!! How wonderful! I love the photos that you shared too! I am WAITING for the church to add those two documents to our Scriptures!!! I hope they do it soon!

  6. Goeffrey: And guess what?? ALL the children want a B-O-Y!!! Silly kids!

    Blue: That's what I thought when I saw your anniversary post! I will email you and we'll get together!

    Chocolate: Five . . . I know! Oh so little did we know 18 years ago!

    Kristie: Your sweet words made me cry and cry and cry!

    Lusche: Yippee for both of us! :)

    Jocelyn: What a fun celebration this has been!

  7. Cute picture! You definitely need to populate the world with more of your cute kids :).

  8. DARLA!!
    I have not made contact with you since the wedding! It was so good to see you and all your beautiful children. I am excited to see that you are expecting again! What an amazing woman and an amazing family you have! We are headed to our "Strengthening Marriage" class tonight and I was so excited to see you and your husband's picture in the manual (again) and what a great example you have been to me. I look forward to keeping up on your blog and hope that I can be as strong as a super woman like you!! Please email me sometime-

    Love ya!

    Shayna Marie