This week Jemma and I got to meet our 4th child, our 3rd daughter Iva Lucia. She was born at the excellent Leeds General Infirmary. A two day stay at LGI for Iva’s birth was followed up later in the week by another couple of days in a different part of the same hospital with 2nd daughter, Joy, who needed a bit of help with a nasty chest infection.
Raising healthy kids has been on my Twitter bio for a couple of years now and as we start life as a family of 6 (plus a dog and 2 guinea pigs) it feels as though doing life together and keeping everyone well could be a fair challenge.
But of course raising healthy kids is much more than dodging the latest virus and ensuring they wash their hands at each opportunity. We want to see our children and all children God connected and flourishing. As we found out this week, raising healthy kids, not just physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually is going to be a challenge.
Expect a few notes from the journey in this blog. Not sure how helpful it will be, I’m sure we won’t find the answers to all the questions but we might stumble on a few.