“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! 🙂