At 21 years old I sat in a hospital bed devastated after going into premature labor at 20 weeks & loosing our tiny baby boy due to an incompetent cervix. To add to the devastation my doctor warned me that I may never be able to carry a baby to term. It was possible that I could endure this heartache again. And again and again… The only thing we could do was pray & give God complete control. He not only blessed us the following year with a healthy baby boy, but again less than two years later with another baby boy, and again 3 years later. After 5 boys in a row we welcomed a precious baby girl into our family and are currently expecting another daughter the beginning of September. We went from not knowing if we would ever be able to have children together to shopping for 12-15 passenger vans to be able to fit them all in a vehicle.
I have caught a lot flack from complete strangers & even close family members for having “so many kids.” I truly believe God has a plan for each of us according to His will. My husband and I have given God complete control over this area of our life.
“Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.” -Psalm 127:3-5