Friday, January 4, 2008

Babies on Doorsteps

I have always loved being a mom. Just felt like it was what I was born to do. I was able to have three children. I almost said I was "only" able to have three children, but I know I feel that would sound insensitive to those who weren't able to have any.

I never really complained to my husband about not being able to have more children, other than occasionally casually mentioning that I would have had more if I could have. He would then say something like, "three is good."

When our kids were younger sometimes they would ask why we didn't have more kids, and I would say that God only gave me three, but they were His three best. I was telling them the truth. You should meet my kids :-)

I did bring the subject of adoption up to my husband and he wasn't against the idea, but he didn't want to pursue finding a child. He said if God wants us to have another baby He will make it clear somehow.

I said, "God doesn't drop babies on doorsteps."

He said, "He could."

I laughed.

A few weeks later a good friend had a baby dropped on her doorstep. A while later the mother also dropped off her two other babies. I told my friend thanks a lot, now Neil will say, "see I told you God could drop babies on doorsteps."

My friend's family raised the three children for about two years. it wasn't easy on them because they already had eight of their own.

But I guess you don't say no when God drops a baby on your doorstep.


Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible."
Matthew 19:26


Beach~Babe said...

that is so true. lol
my husband and i have been struggling to have a child for a while. we've had both heartbreaks with adoption attempts and with trying to concieve biological children. i honestly have no preference as to whether my children will be adopted or biological. my heart just aches so desperately for a child of my own. i really enjoyed reading all of your blogs about adoption. =]

FatcatPaulanne said...

I'm starting to think that you and I may be long lost sisters or something. I'm a homeschooling mom of 3. I've always felt bad that I could only have 3 kids (the 3 best!) and we are just starting the foster care journey.