Pestered, or Blessed?

“Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine in the very heart of your house, your children like olive plants all around your table.”  Psalm 128:3

Part of the price that we pay for the blessing of children is the discomfort that is often a part of pregnancy.  I have spent the last 3 days in a fair amount of pain, and I know that there is more to come.  But right along side the pain, there is joy.  Just a few minutes ago, as I sat my aching body down in front of the computer, my three-year-old came to me with a hug and said, “I want to pester you.”


Did I feel “pestered”?  Not one bit!  Rather, I felt very grateful that I had a little one to hug and hold.  I felt grateful that “pester” isn’t a bad thing in our family, so that my little one felt perfectly free to come to me for some lovin’.  I felt grateful for the ability to be home with these precious children.

Along those lines, I’d like to encourage you to go read this post from a mom who has far more experience than I.  She is the mom of 14 children, with another on the way, and also a grandmother.  I found her post very encouraging today.

I’m going to get off the computer and go enjoy my children!  🙂

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  • Glenda says:

    Ahhh what a sweetie – thats just what every Mama needs!!

  • Natalie says:

    How uplifting, my friend! I was very blessed by your post and the blogger at your link. I am so glad you added your post on her site. I found a blogger I knew from the group of followers of At the well! It showed automatically! HOw cool is that? Isn’t www wild? It can be addictive and take time from our children and families. Thank you for taking time to post and encourage us! I love you a bunch!

  • Li says:

    Very inspiring post! Thanks for sharing and I hope you keep on doing more!

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