Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thoughts...

Several posts ago I shared our exciting baby news...Like I said, we are over the moon excited. After our announcement we have been met with negativity by certain people...comments like having another baby is not a good idea and irresponsible. It is sad to hear those comments...especially when they come from people who should know better. 
Yes, I have been put on bedrest with both Elsie and James due to pre-term labor. In the end I carried both babies full term...they were born with no complications what so ever. My health was never at risk, nor is it with this pregnancy.
Not for one second do we think having another baby is taking too much of a risk. God is in control...we know this and accept this. We pray for God's protection over this little one, just as we say daily prayers for the protection of the rest of our family. Jon and I both believe in living life to the fullest and simply having faith in God! We know unfortunate things can happen...we are not naive, but we choose to not live in the fear of the unknown. Simple everyday tasks such as driving a car or crossing a street is dangerous also, should we then stop any activity that may be regarded as too dangerous? Everyone faces challenges in life. How you deal with those life challenges is what really matters.
Bottom line is whether we choose to have no more or 5 more Children, this is Our Decision...we are the authors of our own life! Don't try to knock people down because you are afraid of living and trusting God. I have a tendency to think of the people not trusing in God or their own hearts are the irresponsible ones. They are the ones missing out on the great joy and journey of life.
We will continue to be over the moon excited no matter what kind of rude and unfeeling comments are thrown our way. You cannot squelch true happiness and joy... 
  

2 comments:

Theresa said...

Unfortunately I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. And unfortunately I must tell you that you will most likely face these comments and much worse as your family grows. Such is the american culture. I am sorry to say.

Blessings to you, Shasta and Jon, as you welcome openly the life God chooses to bring to your family.

ginanorma said...

WEll first of all CONGRATULATIONS, how exciting and fun and JUST YAY! And second of all, I am so deeply sorry to hear about the negativity you received...saddens my heart. But ya know what, there will always be ones that have something negative or not uplifting to add, and it hurts sometimes, but we have to keep being who we are in the Lord and we have to share our stories, these are the LORDS stories anyway, aren't they?!

Keep on keepin on Shasta, and you'll be OK!

CONGRATS!!!

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