My sweet Reece is my fourth child and third son. A few years ago I thought that I would never have one child, much less four. God has been so good to me.
When we made the announcement that we were having a fourth, we got some negative remarks. I finally came up with a response that I liked. I would say that the Bible teaches that children are a blessing from God, so why would I not desire another blessing.
To be honest, after Rhen coming 14 months after Reagan, and at my age of 34, I did struggle a little with wanting another child. I began to search the Scriptures to find a biblical reason for not having another child. Everything I found referred to children being a blessing and heritage. People in the OT were being blessed when they were fruitful and were being cursed when God shut their wombs. I realized that the first commandment from God was to “Be fruitful and multiply.” Try as I might, I couldn’t find anything to support us preventing another pregnancy. Another overwhelming thought was that I had begged God to open my womb, and He so wonderfully did, so how could I take matters into my own hands and try to oppose the miracle He had performed in my life.
Now when I look in my Reece’s eyes, I am so thankful that God brought Ray and I to the decision to have another child. He is so precious and I am deeply in love with him. God is good!
my sweet boy