When I discovered that I was pregnant again I was quite upset. We already had four children and hadn’t planned to have another one. All my reasons for not having another child were totally selfish. I was sick of being pregnant and fat, wearing maternity clothes or clothes suitable for breastfeeding, and morning sickness! As I was really struggling with these thoughts and feeling sorry for myself, a friend sent me a poem about mothers and one line really struck me, “God has chosen you to be the mother of this child”. That poem turned my whole thinking around, off myself and on to the child I was carrying, and I began to feel the priviledge of being “chosen” and that I was the mother that this child needed. From that time I was settled and began to enjoy the pregnancy and later the precious child in my arms. She was a special addition to our family and I cannot imagine life without her.
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