I have been reading two wonderful books for mothers. All About Raising Children by Helen Andelin, the author of Fascinating Womanhood. And, Home by Choice by Brenda Hunter.
These books are soooo informative and educational. My eyes have been opened to how extremely powerful a mother is in the life of her children.
I am not finished with the books yet, but when I am I cannot wait to share a more detailed review of the books, and what I have learned from reading them.
Take care everyone!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I got pregnant with my son one month after I got married. While my husband and I were happy to be pregnant so soon, a part of me felt a little embarrased to have gotten pregnant so fast. We weren't doing anything to prevent pregnancy, but I thought it would happen in about six months or so. Not the next month. But, God had other plans, and we were happy.
The reason I felt kind of embarrased was because there were many people telling me to make sure that I waited about two years before starting my family, and I know that a lot of people do that. It seemed kind of irresponsible to start our family so fast, without getting a firm foundation set for our marriage. Would you believe I almost felt like a pregnant teen when I told people I was expecting? Like it was something to be ashamed of.
I think back on how silly I was to feel that way. And, I felt embarrassment when I got pregnant with my daughter when my son was only 3 months old. I waited until I was showing to tell people that I was pregnant, because I didn't want to hear their responses. Again, silly girl.
Over on Ladies Against Feminism there is a book giveaway for the book, Start Your Family by Steve and Candice Watters. Their book encourages couples to start their families, and not be influenced to wait a number of years to start. It sounds like an interesting read. If you want a chance to win the book, head over there for your chance to win.