This announcement is greeted with a myriad of emotions depending on the circumstances surrounding the conception. It could be one of extreme excitement, for example, when the couple has had issues conceiving and suddenly, they receive this announcement. It could also be one of relief when the couple just got married and God blesses them with the fruit of the womb. It could be one of confusion and even disappointment in instances where the couple has vowed not to have children or are unprepared, and POOF 💥💥💥💥 one of them pops up.
This reminds me of a trending video on Facebook, where the husband was livid when his wife announced her pregnancy test result was positive. In the video, the couple already had three children, hence, the man’s reaction to the news.😄🤣 He ranted about his age, the number of children they had already, insurance, diapers, childcare and almost everything that comes with childbearing.
And his concerns are legitimate. Children come at a cost and if you aren’t ready for them, you may hit your head against the wall when one suddenly shows up and you are unprepared. Aside from the money involved, children take up your time, space and may even take a toll on your relationship as a couple. Babies understand nothing and all they want is to be comfortable. They don’t know how to manage any emotions or care if their parents are broke and can’t afford certain things. When a baby wants something, they need it immediately or they will shout and make you uncomfortable. 😂😂😂 Not to talk about how they can alter every aspect of your life, including your intimacy as a couple. It’s almost as if children can sense it when you slip out of your bed to be with daddy. 😂😂😂No wonder counselors warn new couples to give themselves some grace period before bringing these young ones into the world.
Being blessed with a child comes with a responsibility and what is most glaring is our level of preparedness to nurture these little ones to become responsible adults. How equipped are you for this new role? How wide-read are you on the subject of parenting? Do you intend to use your instincts or the parenting style your mum and dad used on you (even though times have changed)?🤨🙄
Like every other subject or course, the art of Godly parenting needs to be studied. There is the need to read around this subject even before we bring these little ones into the world. At every stage, we must know what is important to them and by reading, we’ll be properly equipped with the right tools to ensure they turn out fine. When we hear of seminars being organised on parenting, we should be quick to attend to seek some knowledge from the resource persons. There are several programmes which are run on radio and TV on the subject of marriage and Godly parenting. Examples include Famlife on Citi 97.3 FM on Saturdays at 7 am, Home Affairs on Joy 99.7FM on Saturdays at 6:15 am and Helpers of our Joy on Sweet Melodies 94.3 FM on weekdays from 9 pm – 10 pm. Apart from educating ourselves on the subject of parenting, there is also the need to pray constantly for these little ones. We need to be directed by the Holy Spirit when it comes to the subject of bringing up these children. At all times, we must lay hands on them and speak some good words into their lives. We must also walk our talk, in other words, portray what we want these little ones to emulate in our daily interactions as parents.
Parenting is not just being labeled mummy and daddy, it’s a calling, a responsibility which has been bestowed on us by God and we need to get it right!
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Wow. This post is timely. For me, that is. Hubby and I are trying to conceive a child but God did not allow it yet – no baby, still, after 3 years of being married. 😊 I share the same sentiments here and hubby and I are comfortable whether God gives us a child or not. We’re making the most of being childless because we know we’re going to be in for a totally different ride once we become parents. It is not what we struggle now though, it’s the pressure from people around us who would constantly ask us when we are going to have a child. It can come as a challenge to say the same thing over and over again everytime you see them – “in God’s perfect time.” 😀 But they have another answer to that, hubby and I should do something about it i.e. “faith without deeds is dead.” If only I can share to them about the faith of Sarah and Abraham in a time where ob gynes and doctors aren’t around yet. Sarah, at the age of 70, conceived because God willed it. 😉
It’s amazing how similar our cultures are. 😂😂
Society likes to poke its nose into other people’s affairs and that is how some people are pressured into getting married and live unfulfilled lives. Nobody has the right to question anybody on some of these sensitive issues. Children are a blessing, no doubt, but couples should be allowed to decide if and when they want them without being questioned. Indeed, in God’s own time, they’ll come. Initially, my husband wanted us to have 6 children but after our first girl, he even says she’s enough, that should tell you something. 😂 Never feel pressured!!
Amen! Ah yes, indeed. When our paths crossed, I knew God has pretty good reason to it. 😊 Right you are by being firm and by going against the flow. I guess we need more and more radicals in faith who will bring light to the scripture and break a lot of cultural traditions and social stigma.
We simply do. 😊 Can we do a collaboration? Guest posts, maybe? 😉
Ooopps. My sincere apologies for reading this too late. I think I skipped it while browsing through the notifications. 😕 Anyway, regarding your proposal, yes, I am very much open to do a collaboration with you. Name it, let’s write it. 😊👍
Oh Woww. Thanks. I will come up with a theme and we’ll create it 🙂
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That would be awesome and I’m looking forward to that. 😀