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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Pregnancy’ Category

Book of Names

Friday, August 5th, 2016


With all the anguish of naming our sixth daughter I got to thinking a lot about names over the past few months. For me naming a baby is no easy task. Phil says it’s because I have to have the PERFECT one, as if there is such a thing. I don’t look for the perfect name, just the one I perfectly want. I want to like the name I give my child! But I guess that’s a tall order at this point because I really did begin to fear that Josephine would be nameless for the rest of her life.

I thought I’d write about the names we have chosen for our children. So.

For my babies. These are the stories of your names.


Josephine Gloria Hale

Friday, May 27th, 2016


Born 11:14am


7 pounds 5 ounces

20 inches

At The Parsonage – While We Wait

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016


We’ve been weathering the storms and the waiting here at the parsonage. I’ve finally been able to turn my mind to preparing for baby but havn’t done much until the last few days other than think about that and sit around….waiting. Here’s what’s happening while we wait.


38 Weeks

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016


Last Friday was not easy day. I have days like that during pregnancy when I’m dizzy and have to bend over the counter to catch my breath after pouring someone’s milk or helping someone put their pants on. So I allowed myself to forget about the dishes and the laundry and just sit, watch the babies play and catch up on some reading and writing I’ve been too busy to enjoy.

The end of this pregnancy, or “the Pleasing Strife” as I recently read it called, at last is near. Can it almost be 40 weeks? 40 weeks of carrying this new person and soon we will finally meet?