Tuesday, September 14, 2010

These are not common blessings

In the course of my life children have never been given easily to me.
I have prayed earnestly and at times begged God for the gift of a child.
I have went before His throne and cried out like Hannah on behalf of every
single one of my children. Promising to raise them to love Him.
Promising to be faithful as a parent.
Just crying out. 
So when the Lord faithfully gave each of my children to me, even though He never had to. 
I felt it was an answer to prayer and thus my faith grew and my thankfulness.
My children are not common blessings.They are gifts straight from the throne room of my Father.
They are not expected blessings, but the fruit of sincere
pleadings. Better to rejoice over them as the fruit
 of our pleadings than as the fruit of our bodies. When you pray
for a child so hard and so long and when your prayer is answered,
believe me there is no way it could ever be commonplace.
I know the sting of the death of a baby.
I've had at least 5 miscarriages.
I've given birth to 6 babies
I know the excitement of adoption when
they place a baby in your arms that you have prayed for and longed for.

Children are not common blessings..
At least not to me and my household.
When you lose one or you can't have one
you pray out to God and when he blesses you
with one or two the blessing is double and you live a grateful life.


Laurel said...

A beautiful post!

(Just catching up with my Bloggy Friends after being gone for 6 weeks on a 9,000 mile Road Trip with my 6 youngest kids.)

With 10 bio. kids (plus my 2 African beauties) people always assume that having kids came easy to me. Not so.

At age 21, I was told I needed an immediate hysterectomy. I was told I would never be able to have children. After a 2nd opinion, where the Dr. said that he would not do the surgery right away, but that I had a 2% chance to get pregnant, I told all of my friends that "God doesn't care about percentages." And ... got pregnant 2 weeks later. :)

After 3 babies in 2.5 years, we thought we "were done". We were having a hard time getting pregnant again. Then ... along came the twins. So, we had 5 babies in 4 years.

After 6 babies in 6 years ... we had a child die during pregnancy. (I had to have surgery to remove him.)

After baby #7, my endometriosis came back with a vengeance and my Dr. told me I really did need that hysterectomy now, since it would be good for me to stay healthy to raise the 7 blessings that we had been given.

I went into surgery for my hysterectomy. But, when the Dr. opened me up, he discovered that I had been completely healed.

I had 3 more bio. babies.

Then ... the Lord turned our hearts towards adoption.

No ... children are not a common blessing ... they are an AMAZING gift from our Father in heaven.


Laurel :)

Oldqueen44 said...

Yes that was a beautiful post and so was the first comment.

Sheila said...

I am so glad I stopped by to leave a comment...because Mama D's comment is truly amazing.
May God continue to bless you and your families.

Renata said...

What a lovely post! thanks for sharing. I've also been praying & crying for another baby for 3 years now.

I was showing my daughter your blog & she kept saying how adorable your twin daughters are!
Have a beautiful day

smallseven said...

I can So relate to seeing each child as an uncommon blessing. I too have pleaded with the father for every one of mine. I recently lost another,(my 3rd in the last 15mos.) I made it to 10 1/2 wks this time. The good God's already brought out of it, a husband who is on board to try again. ( our first time ever to try!) and a more surrendered heart on my part. I just wanted to let you know.

Anonymous said...

oh heather My heart has lifted up prayers for you all day..

I'm so very sorry for your loss of your precious baby.

I love ya and will continue to pray for you and your family.


Anonymous said...

oh heather My heart has lifted up prayers for you all day..

I'm so very sorry for your loss of your precious baby.

I love ya and will continue to pray for you and your family.


smallseven said...

Thanks Robin. That means a lot to me. I know you understand.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh I know exactly what you mean! All children...no matter how God gives them to us...are such a miracle...such a blessing!

As a mother who has lost 4 babies herself...this post is packed full of His mercy.....we are so blessed my friend:)

Regan Family Farm said...

Welcome to our farm! And OH MY GOODNESS! Those two little sweeties are absolutely gorgeous!! Praise the Lord!
Many blessings in this next year~


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