Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Love My Boys!
One of my pet peeves is people that "hope" for a certain sex when they are pregnant, then are upset and disappointed when their baby happens to be the opposite of that sex. At the encounter the lesson that I've taught the most is called, "Healing Our Hearts." The purpose of the lesson is to forgive everyone that has hurt you and receive healing from any wounds that you have received. Wounds can happen even in the womb. Studies show that a baby in the womb can feel everything his mom feels. If his mom is disappointed and sad that she's having him (or her) that baby can definitely feel that.
Another reason this bothers is because of the comments I get. Seriously, all the time, people say to both Eric and I, "Were you hoping for a boy?" "Are you going to try for a boy?" "Whoa, three boys?!?" I can't imagine how hurtful that would be if the boys actually understood what they were saying. What if I was to say, "Yeah, I wish they were all girls. I can't stand boys." How damaging!
For the record, I love my boys! They are so sweet, and fun and funny. Nothing like me when I was little (although I was sweet and fun and funny, just in a more girly way.....right, Mom?) I would love to have another boy! (Although, not for awhile). I love that they pick up bugs, and play in the the mud. They are daring on the slides at the park and are so into pirates. Honestly, I can't relate at all. But, that's what makes it so fun. All of this boy stuff is such a mystery. And, so interesting.
All children are such an incredible blessing. I think we need to stop this mindset that the perfect family is only one with one boy and one girl. My family is perfect for me and I am so thankful to God for my precious boys.
Written with love by Morgan at 2:04 PM