Sunday, March 13, 2011

"You're going to have your hands full..."

To all of the women who have said these words to me in the past few months (and there are many; although I don't think any of them read this blog, but it makes me feel better to write this), this is what I want to say to you...

"Really? I didn't know."

"Thank you."

"By saying that, are you trying to be nice, encourage me, point out the obvious, or is this your way of saying, 'Wow. You are having another baby. That makes 3 total. That's more than 2, all 4 years and younger.'"

Because that's how it sounds to me.

"I actually have my hands full now, and I love it. I cannot wait until our sweet baby boy arrives. I am not an idiot or naive to the fact that having a third child means, well, having a third child."

"I LOVE being a mom. And, my husband and I know how babies are made and actually planned to have a third child. Crazy, I know."

"We feel so blessed to have our children and are excited to add another boy to our family. Thankfully, we love and pursue the Lord and His plans for us and did not make this decision on our own. It is part of God's perfect plan for our family and for our lives - to "have our hands full."

Thank you, God, for allowing us the privilege and honor of raising these children to know and love you.

Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children 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...    Psalm 127: 3-5

Disclaimer:  Rob thinks I am too sensitive about this...maybe I am. No one says it to him. In fact, he gets the great comments where people quote scripture and think it's great that we are having another baby. I am not sure why the pregnant lady gets the negative comments and looks. It's almost always from strangers - and I know, not everyone means it in a negative way. Forgive me for venting via blog.


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