A big thank you to my amazing mother for sharing her heart in this guest post. I knew for most of my life that my parents longed for another baby. I remember the journey well, and I can honestly say that my entire family grew in the process. Thank you, Jesus, for refining each member of my family as we learned to seek You first in all things.
I was a young mother, marrying my husband at the tender age of 19 years old. Our family was started immediately with a baby girl born 1 month after our first wedding anniversary, and a baby boy to join her 17 months later. What more could I ask for? Two perfect healthy children, relatively easy pregnancies, I was content. My husband and I also had another daughter from his previous marriage that was 5 years old when we started our own little family. Life was busy and full.