Friday, May 21, 2010

Count your Blessings!

It all started with THAT look…
You all know the one I’m talking about? The look that says “I have something opinionated to say, that I should probably keep to myself.” Yeah, that look!

I’m standing in line at a gas station, holding my little girl, minding my own business.
The woman in front of me can’t help but look back over and over again, giving us THAT look.
My sweet little one smiling and waving at her each time.
The woman then smiles, “Yay, Rhiannon’s sweetness softened her heat”…I thought. That is when the questions began.

“How old is your baby?”
“19 months” I answered smiling because Steven and I had just talked about our girl getting old.
“And you are already pregnant again?”
Wow, wait a second lady!!! Did she really just ask me that?

For some reason I needed this woman to know that we felt super blessed to have our children. We tried to get pregnant and succeeded, this was something to celebrate.

“Yes, I am! We wanted them to be 2 years apart. I’m due in August,
so they will be about 22 months apart.”
In case you can’t tell reading this, I’m super excited about this even as I tell her.
“So you didn’t quite make it to two years, did you?”

Umm…wait a second, what? I’m under two months short of this. I didn’t want them to share the same birthday. I am lucky enough to be in the select few women who get pregnant the second they start trying! I am the lucky one, this is not a curse lady!

“I am blessed” I responded with a smile.

When did it become a bad thing to have your children close together? What made this woman so bitter over the fact that I, a perfect stranger, am having a second baby not quite 2 years apart? Do people not realize how blessed we are by our children? There are so many questions that I have, that I am sure will never be answered. What I do know is this, my daughter is a joy to be around and my son is a blessing already. Oh and by the way, we plan to have more.

Count your blessings even when others see them as a curse.
I have two!


  1. Thank you for speaking truth about how valuable children are and the wonderful reality that they are a blessing from the Lord.

  2. Amen sister! Children are a gift from God, Psalms 127:3-5. This woman is most likely bitter because she has no children and she is taking it on sweet people like you, shame on her!



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