Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Big Bellies

My newest niece, Adelin Alvina Arellano

Currently, I know 15 women who are pregnant.  Of those 15, five are named Jennifer (or some variation of) and five have had difficulties conceiving for various lengths of time.  Some friends are still trying.
This Mother's Day, I said a prayer for each one of my friends who are caring for little blessings in their belly and for the ones I know are still trying. 

I long to be a Mother one day, I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and never really considered that might not happen.  In the United States, 10% of women of child-bearing age will have infertility issues of some kind (there are varied statistics on this).  Although Matt and I aren't currently trying to make a mini Mattanda, we are praying that God will bless us with ease in doing so when the time comes. 

My heart breaks for each one of my friends who longed to be a mother and then discovered it wasn't as easy as they had hoped or thought it would be. 

I rejoiced with these friends when I found out they were expecting and baby is healthy. 

I continue to pray for those who are still trying, longing for a big belly, and waiting patiently to be called Mommy.

1 comment:

  1. So excited to be Aunt Elizabeth...some day! :)


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