One would think that after having four healthy children I wouldn't be so full of fear with number five. However,that fear is there in the fore front.
This fear is not a healthy fear.
I prayed to the Lord for help.
Reminding myself that my days are planned. (Jer 29:11)
Children are a blessing. (Psalm 127:3)
The Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8)
Oh me and my lack of faith!
Now that the fear is gone. I sit and think about what he or she will look like. The rest of the kids look like a Bowman, so I am going to bet this one will too.
What color eyes? Will they be blue like the others, or will this one have brown?
What kind of personality will this little one have? All four of the kids now have completely different personalities. We have the book worm, the adventurer, the clown, and the little girl with the big attitude.
To sit and think that this little one is God's plan for our family.
His plans are perfect!
As I wait to meet this little person, I will have to deal with being tired, sick, even hormonal.
I have to remember to drink lots of water.
I have to remember to eat. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but at the moment I have no appetite! Nothing sounds good to me!
I have to remember to rest when I can. Taking care of four kids, cleaning the house, preparing meals, and even building a house, somehow I have to rest. At least a little.
I have to remember that the Lord is good! He keeps his promises. I have to remind myself of those promises when that fear, sin, is here.
I am so excited! We are going to have five kids running around.
To Celebrate Mother's day I am having a giveaway. This will only be through Sunday, May 8.
"Any woman walking through pregnancy faces a journey paved with anticipation as well as apprehension. During nine months on the roller coaster of fear and joy, she will devour every piece of information that helps answer her questions and quiet her anxieties. She’ll reference everything from magazine articles to books to websites to every little piece of pregnancy propaganda that graces her mailbox. And although she may seek the Creator of Life who is so obviously responsible for the miracle going on inside of her, she will seldom find God referenced, if at all, in the medical literature."
You can read more about this book here.
I have the privilege of giving 2 of these books away. If you are not pregnant, I am sure you know someone in your life who is, or who will be.
Leave a comment, I would love to know what you craved when you were pregnant.
If you have never been pregnant, what is one question you have about pregnancy?
That's it! :)
Thank you Jessica and Heather for providing these books for the giveaway!