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What made you want to have children?

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My friend Becca had this on her blog: What made you want to have children?

And I thought I should answer it. I thought I could answer it quickly, but that’s not happenin’. It’s actually not as easy a question as I’d thought…

I have always wanted to be a mama. I just knew that I HAD to be. That I was MEANT to be.

[Tweet “I’ve always loved children, and just knew that I wanted my own when I grew up.”]

I’ve always loved children, and just knew that I wanted my own when I grew up.

To be honest, as a kid, I only wanted to be a mom. To be a mom, I knew I needed to get married. So I was more concerned with getting married to be a mom than I was about anything else. LOL! I know, not very romantic.

So I must say it was hard when Jerry wasn’t ready right away after we married. When he finally felt he was “ready” and we found I had PCOS and accompanying infertility issues, I was heartbroken. But I knew I would still be a mom – by any means.

I had adoption in my mind, but I still felt in my heart I would have a child in my womb.

Who’d have thought I’d have three in such a short time span, after such a long wait!?

I think of the movie “Signs,” when Graham is telling Morgan about his birth. How he was everything his mom ever wanted. (Bawling now, of course, sigh! Annoying pregnancy hormones!)

That is exactly how it was with Jeremiah. When I held him, it was as if my heart was finally whole. I was a mother to an incredible, brand new person.

[Tweet “Nothing compares to being a parent. There is something magical about it that changes you forever.”]

Nothing compares to being a parent. There is something magical about it that changes you forever.

I can’t imagine NOT being a mother. I can’t imagine NOT wanting to experience it. To share a hand in raising a life, a precious little person, to grow in and to know the Lord.

Perhaps I always wanted children because I was raised in a Christian home, and I always knew that children were a gift from God. Who wouldn’t want to be blessed with such a gift?

Becca really answered much better, but I think you get what I’m saying.

Pregnant, pitiful mama is going to go hug her sweet little blessings now.

Question: I’ll turn it to you now, and ask:

What made you want to have children?

God bless,
Jenn

Jenn

I'm a Christian wife to an amazing man and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (14, 12.5, 10.5, & 8).  Sign up for posts, deals, & updates. Find me on Facebook (Writer page) (Fan page) (Community group), Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+.

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