the truth about birth control pills, it radically changed my way of thinking. I no longer could just take one pill a day to keep a baby away. So what to do then? I desperately searched every method. Just when I thought one was safe or looked into someone's suggestion, I would find out that it also was another method of abortion. TRUST me, I searched. So many just trust whatever their doctor says without truly finding out for themselves. What do you do when there are no pills (even implantations) of any sort that will not abort babies? You use NFP (Natural Family Planning).
Because I had changed my method I also needed to change my heart. I wasn't someone that considered having a large family. The pressure from everywhere was to get my tubes tied, get my tubes tied, get my tubes tied..... I didn't want to do that because 70% or more of people who I've talked to always regretted it later. Not only that, I felt like I was cutting God off from having any say. Well, I needed a change in my heart. I prayed and asked God to help take the fear away of not being a good enough mother. Could I handle more? What would people say if and when I did get pregnant? What about finances? Although I have not tried to get pregnant (trust me I could have a baby every nine months), I've had 3 kids since using that method in the last 8 years. EVERY SINGLE ONE is a joy to my soul. I can't imagine what I would have missed out on. The work God has done in my heart is a miracle.
|Baby Caleb was born in 2009|
When the critics are at their worst, the only one I need to be
worrying about pleasing is God. Obeying Him is what matters
most. Let God be true and every man a liar.
Have you ever had to face this fear? How have you handled your critics?
This story really touched my heart
Also, here is a sweet post I read today:
Which Would I Choose to be Without?