Sunday, April 5, 2009

Pain & Pregnancy

I’ve written a lot about how children are a blessing and a reward. About how there is enough generational momentum in just one child to change the world, but I don’t think I have written much about the fact that children are also a burden and a sacrifice.

God, I am trying to build your Kingdom. Careers are second. Physical appearances are second. My goals, my aspirations all of my own plans are second to your plan. My own health and finances are not as important as your creation. You, O Lord asked me to go forth, multiply and bring forth your kingdom. Nevertheless is a word that every content mom has to learn or in my case continue to learn...

Sometimes living out the will and plan of Christ is painful. Very painful. Lord, the pain you endured, the humiliation, that awful, wonderful cross was it worth all the children it produced? I can hear Him say... Yes, well worth it. In fact the cross and therefore subsequent children it bore were perhaps the most important things Jesus ever did.

I know this a dramatic post here. Can you all tell that I am dizzy, nauseous and trying to convince myself that pregnancy is a good idea?

In 1 Tim. 2:15, Paul says that women will be spiritually preserved (from Satan) by adhering to their God-ordained role related to family and the home. This is contrasted with Eve, who transgressed those boundaries and fell into temptation (v. 14).


  1. When you are old and are surrounded by Gods Blessings and they carry on the same goals as what God has in mind You will look back and say. " I would do it all again" For children are an Heritage Unto the Lord.

  2. I was sick for six months with my daughter and my entire pregnancy with my son (so much so that I had to be on 4 Diclectin pills per day in order to eat). In between these pregnancies I miscarried one. I was NOT sick at all for that pregnancy, so believe me, when I was sick carrying my son, I welcomed it as a good sign (as did my doctor).

    You know Sis. C, even more than I, that the moment you hold your baby for the first time this hard moment of pregnancy will be gone. From all I've read on your blog and our short time of corresponding, I have no doubt your time of rejoicing with your new baby will be well worth this time you're going through.

    God bless and keep hanging in there! I'll be praying for you.

  3. Aw, Thank you so much for the encouraging words Sis D.

    I did read on your blog that you were sick with your pregnancies.I cant imagine being that sick for that long.Sorry you had to go through that!

    I hate that I am already whining and I am only 6 weeks!!! I would like to save all the complaining for the end but I guess I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to pain.

    I appreciate you reminding me that it will be worth it all, and I really really appreciate the prayers.

  4. I will be praying for you that the discomfort eases because you do have your other little ones to care for. ((HUGS))