Thank you so much to all of you that commented or emailed me following yesterday’s post.  There are some posts that are frightening to put out there, posts that come from deep within a wounded heart and reveal the inner workings of the soul.  I was moved to tears multiple times by your sweet words and encouragement.  I am blessed to have such wonderful friends and encouraging readers.

It’s a little bizarre to post about something as intensely personal as “family planning”.  I often wonder if ten years from now we will look back on the world of blogging and shake our heads at some of the things we shared with the world.  But this is in many ways a journal of our life (a very public journal) that I pray daily the Lord will use to encourage those who stop and read, and the decision to have more children or not or when or how is very much a part of our lives.  I pray about it constantly.  One would have to know my husband’s background and the worldview that we entered marriage with to fully understand how complex this decision is for us and that it is one that may never be fully settled until God settles it naturally.

In any case, thank you, for your kindness.

I love this quote that a friend posted on Facebook yesterday ~

May this be your experience; may you feel the Hand which inflicts the wound supplies the balm, and that He who has emptied your heart has filled the void with Himself. ~ Hudson Taylor

We all have a variety of voids; lacking a son is only one of many in my life.  I can truly say that the One who has emptied my heart time and again is faithful to fill it with Himself.  Only He can truly satisfy.

By His Grace ~

~ Sara


2 thoughts on “Blessed

  1. It is such a personal thing, this “family planning” thing.

    However, in visiting with young women who are in serious relationships, they are desperate for christian women to step and share.

    From the outside looking in, they see sweet families with lovely children, but they wonder how you decide and what does the decision making process looks like.

    It seems to me they yearn for honesty and help in sorting it all out before the Lord with their future spouse. Not in any way telling them what is right or wrong, just sharing thoughts, ideas, things to consider and struggles.

    I wonder sometimes if family planning has become taboo for christians, like sexuality? I am not really sure. I just know that as women we long for transparency, honestly and candor. Maybe in part because we like to identify? We like to know we aren’t the only ones that struggle? Who knows!

    I just think we need more honest sharing! 🙂

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