Thursday, January 3, 2013
Don't Stop Believing!
I share this photo in honor of the current and future moms who are in their late 30s and 40s and are praying to have their first or second baby. I share the photo as encouragement to the 40-something woman who was just told by an arrogant doctor that she’ll never have a baby. I share the photo as encouragement to the 35+ woman whose family, friends or co-workers said she is too old to have a baby. I share the photo as encouragement to the woman who’s just read or heard reports that celebrities giving birth after 40 with their own eggs are greatly exaggerated or nearly impossible. (I guess those of us non-celebrities who gave birth in our 40s with our own eggs not once but twice really mess up their data.)
I share this photo as a reminder that an All Powerful God can bring a child or children into a woman’s life by any means that He sees appropriate or as we say in the South “fit.” This includes a woman giving biological birth, which unfortunately, is the only birth some view as a woman’s “real baby.” It also includes through adoption, which I’ve always viewed as positive, thanks to the loving experiences of family and friends. Although becoming a stepmom is often not given the same rank of importance as a way God brings a child into a woman’s life, I know from personal experience that custodial stepmoms should rank right up there with other moms.
As another older mom said, “If it’s your dream to have children, there is a way. Don’t give up.” You spoke the truth, my sister, you spoke the truth!
Labels: first baby over 40, first time mom over 35 and 40; having a baby after 35 and 40; pregnancy after 35 and 40