I’ve been SO BUSY with the new baby…I have not had any time to read blogs…or copy any articles to this blog. Just a season of life, I guess. A friend sent me a link to one of her favorite blogs...and on the front page was an article where the blogger was describing the death of her mother-in-law. One of the things she mentioned was that this dying woman had PRAYED FOR A NINTH CHILD…and God said “yes” and gave her a son who ended up being this blogger’s husband.
Now…that may sound like a trivial little excerpt…but to me…it was an answer to a nagging question of mine. Should I PRAY for a ninth child? Or should I be content and thankful I have 8 and try to put any longings for a ninth out of my mind??? I don’t want to “press the envelope” with God, you know. : )
Just today…before I had read this article…I went to my 6 week post-partum appt. and asked the Dr. what the odds were of my having a baby after 45??? He said, “You mean…you want to know what your birth control options are?” I replied, “NO WAY! I would love to have another baby! I’m wondering if I have a chance or not!” He said, “You know…for most women, I’d give them a 50/50 chance…but for you…I’d say your chances are over 90%.” WOO HOO!!!
Now, I know God is not into “odds”…but after hearing that…and then reading this article…I truly believe God is giving me the green light to at least PRAY for a ninth!
Who knows what that ninth child will do in his/her lifetime?! I won’t close my mind to that child…and I WILL pray for it.