All my life I wanted to be a mother. Even as a child. Doctor? Nope. Actress? Nope. Princess? Well, maybe on occasion. Teacher? No to that as well. But ask me if I wanted to be a mother and it was YES with zero hesitation.
When I got pregnant with my daughter, I was definitely NOT expecting it. I'd been taking birth control for 10 years and thought, "I'll be ready to have kids on my terms." God apparently had other plans. But, after my daughter was born and my body went haywire after her delivery and after I had several tests run to figure out what was wrong, I was told that I really quite possibly never should have been able to get pregnant in the first place b/c I was severely anovulatory – a hormonal condition that causes me to ovulate maybe 3 times a year, 4 if I'm lucky, but there’s no way to figure out which month I drop an egg…plus, as I'd mentioned, I’d been on the pill for 10 years.
To top it off, I was told that the chances of me getting pregnant again would be the equivalent of lightning striking twice or winning the lottery. I resigned myself to the fact that instead of a house full of children like I'd always dreamed, I would be completely content with the one miracle daughter I was given.
Who knew that EIGHT years later I would become pregnant again?! This time with a son. I didn't know. I thought my child bearing days were over. After all, I was 35 and if it hadn't happened by now, then it wouldn't happen. True, I didn't know. But God knew.
I have two living, breathing, bonafide miracles who are completely healthy and happy and wonderful and infinitely precious! My 8 year old daughter and my 12 week old son. They may not have been planned by me but they were planned by God who ordained not only my life ahead of time but the lives of my daughter and son.
My picture is one of my son at just around 6 weeks old already grasping my finger and holding on to me . . . just as I will teach him to hold on to the Heavenly Father who created him . . . and my daughter . . . and me.
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