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The Harpers, Chapter Two: New Season of Life



I felt weird thinking the phrase, but the early days of parenthood were a real baptism of fire. I knew a few other women who were having their first at around the same time as me, but I definitely felt "different" having two. There was also the fact that many people who were God-fearing Christians like us believed that women should do pretty much everything in terms of childcare, and the men just had to do stuff like lead family Bible time. Some had twins, but they weren't a couple's first child so older siblings could help. I was so grateful that Hugo was so willing to help out.


I also constantly felt like I might do something wrong. Whenever I needed to bathe the girls, I was always checking the temperature with my elbow, even whilst whichever twin was being bathed was giggling away, clearly completely content with the water temperature.


I came to realise, though, that many of my worries were just "new parent worries" and that everything would be fine; God was in control.

There were things about parenting that I didn't like, one of them being tummy time. It wasn't because I found it boring or hated interacting with Martha and Rachel, but they seemed to both hate it. I didn't know if it was uncomfortable for them or if they were just frustrated at not being able to move.


There were times when both girls would sleep, and we would spend a little time together. I enjoyed working on my writing skills and Hugo would occasionally practise an instrument, or would play chess. 


The girls were progressing every day. Soon both girls gained the ability to sit up by themselves and were able to start eating solids.



It was always adorable to watch the girls playing side-by-side; it reminded me of my own childhood.


Winter came around, and snow lay thickly on the ground. I wrapped up warmly and went outside to make a snowman, thinking about the days when the girls would be old enough to join in.


One of the biggest milestones was when the girls finally learnt to crawl. They were able to get around under their own steam! But it also made me realise how big they were getting. Would God bless us again soon?


With the money we were earning, we were able to afford more appliances for the kitchen. The homemade margherita pizza, fresh out of the pizza oven, was one of the tastiest things I'd ever eaten.


All too soon, it seemed, the girls became toddlers, and time for Hugo and I to enter another new season of life.



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    • dawn9476


      3 babies in 4 years of marriage. Yikes. At least Alison is going to be 30 next month and not like 24, I guess.

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    • justmy2cents

      Posted (edited)

      2 hours ago, postscript said:

      There are a lot of babies due in the July through October window - Priscilla Waller, Nurie Keller, Tiffany Bates, Katie Bates Clark, Esther Bates, and now Allison. I think I’m missing. a few. 

      That makes one of the three rumored upcoming Bontrager grandkids. The other two must be among those not on social media.  

      There's also Kennedy Morton, Sierra Dominguez,  and the first Arndt grandbaby.

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    • GutenbergGirl


      I lost a baby at 24 weeks, back in 1989, when I was 14 years old.  Back then, there really wasn't any real efforts going on to save 24 weekers.  (I delivered at a small, rural hospital.  There probably were efforts made at larger hospitals in cities.)

      I would give almost anything to have pictures of him, and pictures of his dad and me with him.  It's been almost 35 years, and I still grieve for him.  It's not as devastating or as sharp as it was at first.  But, every time I hear of someone having a miscarriage, or stillbirth, or a baby who died shortly after birth, it brings my own grief for my baby to the surface again.  

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    • SisterCupcake


      3 hours ago, KSmom said:

      A couple of things: Mike Bickle is no longer associated with IHOP, they parted ways a few months ago. That’s doesn’t change how disgusting it is that the leadership that remains thinks that it can just rebrand itself and go on. Among many disgusting things about the whole thing this quote got me, “He said IHOPKC accrued “some pretty significant financial challenges,” with expenses outpacing revenue by about $500,000 a month.” Referring to the past 6 months since the scandal broke. That is sooo much money! My husband and I do community development work in KC and what we (and other community organizations) have to go through to fund food pantries, after school programs, etc.  It is like that everywhere I know, I just have zero tolerance for these charlatans.

      Read more at: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article287727480.html#storylink=cpy

      This is actually a really good article!

      I find it interesting that the organization thought about continuing on without Bickle but couldn't because "It’s very connected to who he is, and the anointing that is on his life...And those things are very inseparable." Yeah dude, it sucks when the church is really just one person. I have no use for any religion, but I have even less use for a "church" that was so all about one person that it falls apart when that one person leaves.

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    • neuroticcat


      Driscoll's using it to promote his flop of a book on the "Jezebel spirit" - so I am betting it was a PR stunt. 

      Imagine Driscoll submissively leaving the stage without pre-planning.

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