Saturday, May 22, 2010


I am really into the audio book thing. I have never listened to one before, but it's really the way to go for me right now. I purchased "Supernatural Childbirth" by Jackie Mize.

Very interesting.
I really liked it.

Also, Beth Moore in "So Long Insecurity" and some Mommy Ministry CD's from our fellowship's mother church.


I really seem to have a keen sense of direction in this season of my life. God is not only giving me great guidance and strength, but chiseling at my doubts, fears and uncertainty as well. This doesn't mean I don't have some weak days, but it does mean I am growing more into knowing who I am in God. And who He says I am.

I've also been getting into Nancy Campbell-- I know that some people think she's a little bit too radical, but I really believe she is right on. Motherhood is the highest calling any woman can fulfill.

My ideas and thoughts are being reshaped.

At one time, whenever I got pregnant, my curiosity would get the best of me and I would just have to know the gender of my baby-- now I can't wait for the surprise.

For all my previous births, I never once considered a natural childbirth, but now I can't wait to go for it. I would even go so far as to say that I would be ecstatic to have my babies at home, but I'm not quite there yet in dealing with any fear I might have if a complication were to happen.

What is happening to me? It all seems so strange yet so right.

I have such a burden for other Mommies and their calling. Interesting. I can't wait to see where God takes me and how He will continue to mold me-- Even when I fight Him.


Marilyn said...

You sound so confident that it will inspire other to feel the same. When I had my children 40 years ago of course we had no way to know the gender of the baby. Half the fun was getting everything in yellows or light greens....Then after the baby came you could add pinks or blues. All we did was pray for health & all the finger & toes!! LOL!!
You just stick to your convictions...You go girl!!
Have a Wonderful Weeekend!

Krista said...

We are not finding out the gender of baby #4 either. We think it's our last, so what a surprise it will be. I'm completely with you on that one. :)

Natural childbirth isn't easy - but I think is something that should be experienced at least once in a mother's life. Good for you.

I can't wait to hear all about your experience. :)

(PS - very cute pics!)
Happy Saturday.

Mrs.Rabe said...

It is amazing how He leads us, isn't it? He is good!

Kelly said...

Welcome to the club, Cousin! Godly Motherhood is not dead is it? :D

Lori said...

What wonderful words and feelings you've expressed. I never wanted to know what any of my children were ahead! I believe God wants to give us our greatest surprise and also teach us patience! Good for you! It's endearing to me to see how much you value motherhood and children, so absent in our world, and so sad. Your such a inspiration, I wish you could shout the word for other young women to hear! Bless you sweet mother to be! Lori

GapGirl said...

what an exciting adventure!!! God bless you ALL! If your ever in the south, you better look me up =)

FieryCanuck77 said...

I always find your posts so encouraging and inspiring. I have 4 children and would love to have 1-2 more, and have my husband on board for one more (despite his fear!). I can't wait! I am wondering how you handle all the negativity of people you know? I'm sure you have a few friends or family members who think having more than 2 children is crazy! (or maybe not) What do you say to them? I struggle with friends who think they are "helping me out" by telling me to not have more children, citing health (my past ppd) and finances are reasons. I would really like to know your thoughts...get some encouragement! I believe that God created me to be a Mommy, even though I really struggle.