My husband and I always talked about having children, even before we were engaged or married. We always knew having a family was a wish we both shared. Children were something we both said we loved, we both said we wanted, we both said we prayed for all the time. My stepdaughter was 11 when we first met, and he always told me he wanted her to have a sibling once he was married. We continued on our path and as fate would have it, we were married on May 1, 2010 and vowed that day to have a family created in God’s love.
We had lots of goals and dreams we wanted to accomplish first: I wanted to get my Master’s Degree, he wanted to grow his business and we both wanted to buy a house. So we set out on our goals, but having a baby was always the foundation for everything we did. Once we checked something off our list, we knew we were that much closer to getting started on our family.
After years of hard work, we finally did it. We checked off our “must haves before baby” and then we started “trying.” I would be lying if I said it happened right away, like it does for so many people. I am not sure if it was my age (early 30s at the time), the fact that I had been on birth control for the majority of my adult life or if it was because my body just wanted to be stubborn, but it took us much longer to get pregnant than we actually hoped for. Don’t get me wrong, there were months at a time when we said “ok, let’s stop “trying,” and instead we would focus on just having fun, traveling and doing anything we wanted to do. But then there were the months when we tried so very hard, and it wouldn’t happen. Of course it seemed like everyone else was pregnant, but for some reason we were not. We went through all the emotions; anger, sadness, hopelessness and despair….
And then one day we finally realized, when God wants it to happen, it will. He will bless us with a baby…so we prayed and prayed, and knew in our hearts we were destined to have a baby.
Whatever your heart desires, put it in God’s hands and he will answer..maybe not right away, but when the timing is right.
XO~ A & B’s Mommy