I took my temperature each morning. I bought ovulation kits.
I cried, begged, prayed. It was almost six years before Elijah came along. How God told me way ahead of time that Elijah was coming is another story for another day, and a fascinating story it is. I pressed the others and saved this rosebud so I could watch it open. She is a generous soul. But then I began to brag a little. I thought I had this fertility thing licked. Well, not for me.
I wanted a quiverful—in fact, had dreamed about having a houseful of kids since I was a kid myself.
Unfruitful years passed once again, and I figured the old biological clock had ticked out. But then I found out I was pregnant again when Abigail was four. Oh, the joy! Until 11 weeks later when I lost a set of twins. And then months later, when I lost a single baby. Have some sense, girlfriend! He was born shortly after Abigail turned six and has been a joy that defies explanation.
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I told him that was not a problem—that he could sing me a song at church for my present. Would I welcome more children? Because I see motherhood as such a gift from God, and I view children as treasures. So having all five kids with me this past Sunday was exhilarating. It was the beauty of being with the treasures God has poured down on me and seeing their unconditional love for me, their very imperfect mother.
When my life seemed to be over at times in the past due to severe illnesses or depressing trials, God used my children to give me the incentive to fight for my life. When the enemy came to my gate and whispered to me that I might as well go ahead and die, my children spoke with him at the gate, just as Psalm says. And I hung on until God delivered me from the pit. Me surrounded by my treasures on Resurrection Day ! Advertisements Share this: Spread the word!
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Christianity , Motherhood. Embarrassing Christianity. Beautifully done Leslie. I would also say here that not only have Americans embodied this less than joyful attitude about children, the Christian church has done so as well. Reproduction and training of the next generation is going by the wayside to our detriment, and the detriment of the kingdom of God. But, we should be very careful how we criticize one another, for none of us knows what anyone else may have gone through to have or not have the children we do.
Thank you, Heather.
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And I totally agree. And there are couples who choose not to have children at all. I will not criticize anyone over this issue. So glad I purchased tissues at the store on Monday! Thank you! I am running out of adjectives to describe how your writing affects me………. And by the way, I have always been hugely inspired by the McGee family who had like 16 children or something, all of whom were accomplished musicians.
I still look at their family picture in the Stokes County history book and am amazed at how slim and youthful the mom looked after having all of those kids. I think the tears came mostly because I miss my mama so much! And you already know we have some pretty talented musicians on the Booze side! I have heard that nursing the babies will keep you thin, and she must have been nursing most of the time. Plus, I am sure she hardly ever stopped moving unless it was during her sewing time. Interesting subject for research. Do you know of a good book written by a woman of that generation, perhaps a diary type of book.
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Like this: Like Loading Category: Christianity , Motherhood 5 Comments. Ultimately no one died. I could have just let her take off her costume and put her uniform on, but my need for control resisted. Wanting to teach life skills such as resilience, but also allowing our children age appropriate autonomy over their decisions.
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Please visit if you can :Foragers of the Foreshore. Wed 25 - Sun 29 Sep, 11am - 6pm. Suitable for all ages. Sorry for the radio silence. These women are amazing and have already made huge achievements and I want to carry on giving them that help. I am so proud of them. This is the last time this group will be opening up this year. These people will get first access to these spaces by getting an early email.
What can EFT help with? We can measure these changes through reduction in cortisol levels the stress hormone , changes in brain compositions fMRI scans before and after regular EFT , how the body responds to memory recall, sleep, changes in behaviour etc. EFT works by stimulating a calm nervous state through tapping on specific points around our head, face and body. When we work on a specific issue, the body starts to connect the issue with calm through memory reconsolidating. The group is encouraged to commit to 5 minutes of tapping every day to reduce the stress and strains of modern day motherhood and help us feel better.
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