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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Expecting Such a Blessing

We have been blessed with 5 beautiful and children and expecting our sixth in July. This pregnancy has indeed been such a blessing to me because we experienced 2 miscarriages last year. I was devastated and couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I kept going over and over in my head what I could have done to cause this to happen. I had even considered tubal ligation because the 2nd miscarriage was so intense and I never wanted to experience that again.  It was the love of my husband and the support of very close family and friends in my life that helped me realize that everything happens in divine order and it was nothing I did to cause it or anything I could have done to prevent it. I decided not to have a tubal ligation yet I wasn't using anything to prevent pregnancy other than tracking my ovulation periods and menses. I had decided to count my blessings and focus on raising our children. November I knew I was pregnant but was extremely cautious, so much to the point that I didn't want to tell my husband (but I ended up telling him anyway naturally). I didn't want to say anything until I reached that 12 week mark but the feeling of excitement and joy quickly diminished all my fears. Today I am filled with so much bliss almost at the halfway point while still holding the love for the ones I lost deep in my heart. For all of the mommies that have lost, know that you are not alone and they are still with you. Talking about loosing a pregnancy or a child can be taboo for a lot of people but for me, it was part of my healing process. Count your blessings and know that you are not alone. Peace

So much more than worksheets and lesson plans/You are not Oppressed

I want to welcome everyone who has graced my blog with your presense. After blogging on and off about our homeschooling journey throughout the years, I felt compelled to create this blog and share other aspects of my day to day life. After skimming through my random post from my homeschool blog Resourceful Homeschooling , I began to realize that  there is so much more to me and my family than just worksheets and lesson plans. There is so much more to me than just being a homeschooling mother. I've also noticed through comments made in various groups, among various people that imply being a homemaker is a form of oppression and leaves women very limited in the choices they  have in life and that is simply not true. I feel totally complete as a wife, mother and homemaker and feel that this role is vital to maintain a strong family unit in the nucleur home and within the community.  I've also had discussions with other SAHM who felt discouraged by comments made to them that reflect the same negative implication. From where I am sitting and while I observe the current state of our family units collectively, there is a lot of work to be done and the traditional homemaker needs to be revived. I am a woman who embraces her femininity and motherhood and have no desire to compete with any man. There is nothing more pleasing to me than to know when my husband comes home from a hard days work, he can come home to a clean house, settled children, dinner ready and a relaxing pair of clothes to slip into. If he so chooses he can  then rest his head in the arms of his queen and feel at peace. With that being stated, my wish is to uplift and encourage any and all women who may be feeling down and doubtful.  We have divinely called upon and blessed. Peace & Blessings