These are crazy times we are living in. The stories we hear happening in our world daily have in the past had me questioning whether I wanted to bring kids into the world. I picture their future and it’s kind of overwhelming and caused me plenty of anxiety. But here is why. Because I have been picturing their future without God. I shared this sentiment before but it bears repeating. Worry is imagining our future without God. It’s temporary atheism.
God has wrung out every last drop of the first six weeks of Vana’s life and left nothing to waste. As similar as my pregnancies were with both girls, I never could have imagined how different their newborn phase would be. For Vivi, I had spent so much time in prayer throughout pregnancy. The outcome was quite possibly the easiest six weeks you could possibly have as a new mom. I was a much different person. I felt so much
I remember as young as 16 or 17 feeling so afraid of having kids because I LOVE my sleep and knew they would put a big damper on that. I didn’t pull a single all-nighter in college. How could one grade be worth sacrificing my beloved sleep?? And could rarely be found out past 11. You better believe when I got pregnant, sleep training was one of the first topics I researched. You hear people say all the time that
I’ll be honest, I actually liked being big and pregnant during the summer because I loved to wear dresses. I actually didn’t own a pair of maternity pants for my pregnancy with Vivi. So when I realized with this pregnancy I’d be pregnant during winter, I got overwhelmed with all the layers and clothes I’d need! I’ve found a few favorites that I thought I’d share with those of y’all expecting and most of these are non-maternity specific so if
Adoption has never been something I’ve been particularly passionate about. There, I said it. I obviously wasn’t against it, but as I saw some friends super excited about it, it was definitely a contrast to my own indifference. It actually made me really excited for them because I knew God had put a passion in them for that! I had a dream a few weeks ago that changed my thoughts a bit though. The crazy part is, I can’t even