I'm Having a Baby

mother holding baby's handFebruary is an exciting month for me. I’m having a baby. In just two short weeks I am due to have my second baby, and I am giddy with excitement.

As I spend my time folding tiny clothes and prepping my polka dot nursery, I can barely wait for my little bundle to arrive. I only know one word to describe how I’m feeling—blessed. God’s Word tells me that’s how He designed it.

Psalm 127:3–5 says, "Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

This Scripture tells us that children are a reward from God. The Bible calls those who embrace parenthood blessed.

This seems obvious to me in my current condition. But that wasn’t always the case. There were many, many years where I saw children as a nuisance, an inconvenience, and a roadblock to achieving all that I wanted to accomplish in life. I know that I’m not the only girl to feel this way.

"A lot of young women today fear marriage (perhaps because they’ve not seen a lot of great examples)," say Nancy and Dannah. "And increasingly, young married women are choosing not to have children or to delay motherhood until they’ve had a chance to do everything else they want to do in life" (Lies Young Women Believe, 163).

Because this is such an important topic (and because I’ve got babies on the brain), we’ll be talking a lot about motherhood this month. You’ll hear from a lot of different women who each offer a unique perspective on the concept of motherhood. And just for fun, I’ll be sure to post updates when my little one arrives.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear from you. How do you feel about the prospect of becoming mothers? Does motherhood make you feel excited or scared, enthusiastic or anxious? Do children seem like a blessing to you, or does the idea of spending your days diapering and carpooling make you cringe? Be honest. We’re hoping to start an open dialogue on the topic of motherhood. Together we’ll work to filter every angle through God’s Word.

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Erin is passionate about pointing young women toward God's Truth. She is the author of several books and a frequent speaker and blogger to women of all ages. Erin lives on a small farm in the midwest with her husband and kids. When she's not writing, you can find her herding goats, chickens, and children.

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