Today is a special day – and destined to be even more so if things go as planned. We have a grandson due to enter the world today. We are all patiently waiting and praying for a beautiful birth and healthy baby for our son and his girlfriend.
I am constantly reminded of the multiple blessings in our lives. This journey has been interesting and not without valleys and peaks – and gifts from the Lord all around us.
We had the fortune of bringing our own 3 children into this world (1 to heaven before being born) and also the gift of my husband’s son from a previous relationship – they have provided 5 beautiful granddaughters over the last 10 years. All beautiful and healthy, inside and out. Today will be the first boy for the group – and everyone is very excited.
A recent discussion my husband and I had is also rolling around in my thoughts. It was prompted by our recent night out at the movies – to watch a horrific story about abortion and the ugly result of Roe vs Wade as well as human selfishness. We watched in disbelief and then read some of the research and statistics that the industry is responsible for: big business it is to kill babies. Such a contrast to what we believe – and especially to our christian commandments.
We also took responsibility for something we did years ago and saw it for what it truly was. After the birth of our last child, we determined that we had enough children and went to that famous ‘family planning clinic’ for an affordable vasectomy to prevent the conception of any more children.
I truly do not know what we were thinking – and can only blame Satan and our own weak selfishness for the action. Why we decided that we didn’t want to accept any more of God’s gifts? We certainly were full of our own selves weren’t we?
Selfish, weak, short-sighted. Those are the best words to describe our actions. I’m not one to travel the “woulda, coulda, shoulda” journey through our past lives and decisions much – and this is a bit of a painful trail for sure, but I do hope that this is enough to prompt someone else to think this through if faced with the same decision – and truly hope and pray it is recognized for the horrific action it is. An affront to God – and so so so wrong.
I love my children – here and in heaven. I am truly sorry for not having more and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Thank you in advance for the gift of grandchildren and the blessings they bring to our lives and to others.
Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”