Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Do you ever have a weak moment and feel anxious over your growing family?

Q. I have six precious children. However, I remember after the first two babies I wasn't so thrilled to be having another so quickly. When I got to the end of the pregnancies I would feel nervous and excited to meet our newest addition. I always would fall in love all over again with each new babe.Do you ever have a weak moment and feel anxious over your growing family?

A. I think that since we are all human, we all have doubts and fears. I might not appear to have those same doubts and fears, but I do on occasion. The thing that I have learned to do is to follow the clear instructions on how to handle our earthly fears and doubts when we know that those feelings are against the Word of God. 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." Every time I have one of those thoughts regarding my inadequacies or what could be if we decided to stop having children now, I take hold of those thoughts and quote the Scriptures I know to be true in regards to letting God plan our family and create souls as He deems best for us. When I follow those seemingly simple instructions, I do not have time to voice my fears or let them take over my thought life.

Another favorite quote I heard is: "You will never regret having one more, but you may always regret having one less." As you said, as a mom you always find that love in your heart for your child the moment you hold him or her in your arms. There is never any regret once you see that precious soul in front of you!

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Sara said...

Thank you! I needed to read that tonight.