We’re Back – and Some Lovely News

Happy {Canadian} Thanksgiving!


Well, it has now been two weeks since Hurricane Fiona hit our little island – and I would say we are nearly back to normal, at least in our household. It was a very frightening event and certainly something I would not want to experience again! We did have to hide in the basement once we started to see the giant trees falling around our house – and what sad sight when it was all over …

We are so weak and helpless compared to the Mighty Creator who controls the storms and the seas. I’m so thankful to have my trust in Him; but I am happy to not have to have my faith stretched in this area for another few years!

We had some great family help to get things back in order and clean up our property. Sadly, many of our trees by our waterline are now down – trees that took over 40 years to grow – and provided a great windbreak from the winter winds. We are grateful that nothing on our home was damaged (although there is a crack in a wall now in my kitchen!), although we did have minor damage to some structures outside.


And now we march on to the next chapter of our lives!

We have so much to share and tell here. I am hoping to have more time this Autumn to work on the blog; summer requires so much extra attention outdoors that I cannot find any time to do some writing.

The garden is harvested now and we are slowly settling into a nice fall routine. We still have a lot to do but we’re nearing the end of our giant chore list.

But before we get back into regular writing … we have some beautiful news …

The Lord has blessed us with another baby! Yes, baby #10 will be joining our family early this winter!

Ten babies?! Yes, I know, I am excited for this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord through motherhood … we have found a midwife here on the island (although I will greatly miss my Ontario midwife! We have had such a great relationship for the past five babies) and will planning another home bird, Lord willing.

With an 18 year old down to a two year old and now with a sweet baby on the way … our life is truly very full and blessed. In a world where large families are not ‘normal’, we feel very blessed to have this opportunity to raise up arrows for the Kingdom! We have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving…



Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
Psalm 127:3-5

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P.S. I’m still sorting through my photoshop program, trying to figure it out since the computer changed, so I apologize on the lack of photos. Hopefully I will have time to get it all running smoothly very soon. xo 


October 17, 2022 - 4:25 am

Gigi Hi Samantha, so lovely to hear from you! How are you doing? I would say Lacey and I are close to the same height (maybe I’m standing on a bump? I don’t remember, as I had to set the camera and run back to the group – you know how it is! But Lyla (second born) is quite a bit shorter than the rest of us – good things come in small packages! Lucia, third born, is heading to be the tallest so far, and even my 4th daughter is taller than my second daughter … but we are not tall by any means. I think I’m 5’2, and we’re all height challenged!

October 16, 2022 - 11:09 pm

Sam Congrats Gillian! Glad you guys are all safe and loving PEI – one of my favourite places. So sad to hear of the hurricane damage around the island. Total curiosity but are you quite a bit taller than your grown girls or is that just the way you’re standing? I didn’t realize the height differences until I saw your updated photo (which is the cutest by the way!)

October 14, 2022 - 3:03 pm

Laura Jeanne Thank you for this update, Gillian! I am SO glad to hear you all made it through the storm safely, and I am overjoyed to think of how full and happy your home will be with a precious little baby. How richly you are blessed!

October 14, 2022 - 5:17 am

Gigi Thank you, Erin!

October 13, 2022 - 8:39 pm

Erin Lynn Congratulations! I am thrilled for you all! Blessings on this new little one and your whole family!!!

October 13, 2022 - 11:44 am

Gigi Thank you, Renee! So good to hear from you! I hope you are enjoying life in the west coast! xo

October 13, 2022 - 8:50 am

Renee Hello my friend, just wanted to send blessings and congratulations on your new baby. We are all so excited for all of you. Please pass on our hellos and hugs to Abby and all the kiddos. I revisit my memories of all of you often. They are some of my most cherished. Much love- Renee and the boys xo

October 12, 2022 - 3:28 pm

Gigi Jen, wow, it’s been a while since I’ve heard from you. How are you doing? Did you ever move to your dream country home/property? Thank you for your prayers! We are glad the hurricane is OVER (although the island is still cleaning up).
And thank you for being excited for our news! I, strangely enough, already have names picked out! You’d think I would have run out by now!

October 12, 2022 - 1:32 pm

Jen What exciting news!!! Another baby!! So thrilled for you and your family! Can’t wait to hear of the L name you come up with!
Also, was glad to read that you came through the brutal hurricane. Was thinking and praying for everyone I knew on the East Coast- for protection during the high winds and flooding.

October 12, 2022 - 10:42 am

Debby in Kansas USA Congratulations! I wish you a very happy and healthy pregnancy!

October 12, 2022 - 9:11 am

Regina Congratulations Gigi! That’s awesome news. You birth the most children. The Lord is so good.❤❤❤

October 12, 2022 - 8:33 am

Gigi Thank you, Kristal, for your prayers! We appreciate it!

October 12, 2022 - 7:59 am

Mrs. Cox What blessed news! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow

October 12, 2022 - 7:58 am

Mrs. Cox What blessed news! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

October 11, 2022 - 12:01 pm

Kristal Congratulations Gigi! When I heard about the hurricane hitting Eastern Canada, I was praying for your family. I am glad to hear that everyone made it safely, with no major damage. Very excited for your family to be adding another member. Best wishes!

October 10, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Gigi Thank you, everyone, for your warm wishes! I appreciate the support! I never thought we’d have 10 children, but this is quite the new chapter … trusting God as this one feels so different being in a different province, not my usual midwife, etc. It feels a bit more faith-stretching to me. I will covet your prayers!

October 10, 2022 - 8:17 am

Michelle Such wonderful news, congratulations!! So happy for you!! What a blessing! You are so precious and encouraging in every way! Be praying for you all! Thank you and your family for being a light for God!!

October 10, 2022 - 3:36 am

Linda Congratulations Gigi, such wonderful news 🙂 It’s hard to believe you are a mother of soon to be 10 children. You look so youthful. Many blessings to you and your family ~ Linda

October 10, 2022 - 12:25 am

Rebecca Oh how exciting!!!! Congrats!!!!

October 9, 2022 - 10:49 pm

Teresa YAY!! I was hoping it was another sweet baby! Congrats sweet friend, I am so happy for you all! What a beautiful family you have and you are a beautiful lady! I am so grateful that you guys are safe ~ God is so good. Hugs and prayers! Teresa

October 9, 2022 - 4:15 pm

Lynnea Lovely to see your sweet family photos and happy for you all with expecting another precious baby into your home this winter! Also grateful you are all doing well after the recent hurricane! It’s always refreshing and encouraging visiting here…thank you!

October 9, 2022 - 12:26 am

Ruthie Dear Gillian,
Very happy to hear of your coming 10th blessing and especially thankful for you and your families’ safety through the hurricane. Praying for strength for you over the next few months as your time draws near. As always, just love your family photos!

October 8, 2022 - 7:33 pm

Brenda (Gigi’s Momma) We are so thankful that everyone was safe during that frightening storm!!! And we are happy and blessed to know that another grand baby is coming!!! Can’t wait xoxo

October 8, 2022 - 5:29 pm

Lillibeth Congratulations! Wonderful news. I hope you have an exceptional home birth. We’re very glad you made it through the hurricane with a house still in tact, and that you are back to blogging!

October 8, 2022 - 4:02 pm

Monica I just felt like you had a new blog! Yay! Congrats and that is my new favorite photo of you and Abby! Love it! PS. A belly that can be covered by a hand is not big! (Hehe…!) Love to you!