I have said, my life verse is, "A man's heart makes his plans, but the Lord determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9.
This week I am reminded of this time and time again, as there have been many things that caused me to reflect on my infertility journey. I have planned a big family, but little did I know my family may not have ended up looking like I had thought. I wanted many kids and eventually many grandkids. I forwent some bigger plans, assuming this was the path I was going to take. God had other plans.
Amazingly though, I do have a big family. It helps between my husband and I we have eight siblings and all but three are married and many are beginning to have kids. Then of course I have been blessed with friends who will eternally be my sisters, because they have snuck under my heart so far, that neither death nor anger could ever truly separate them from me. They have children, expanding my heart more!
So I continue to make plans. I do not regret postponing my career dreams for my family dreams, because amazingly God has given me my career desires too, I just don't get paid for them.
As I said we continue to make our plans, I continue to have my hopes, and the Lord will continue to determine my steps. I don't always agree with how he has decided to build things while they are happening, I must say, I love how my life is turning out.
This Christian mom is far from perfect, but continually strives to grow and develop. She is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction and focuses a lot on personal growth. She loves to share what she has learned through her studies and her own failures, as well as walks alongside other mothers as they learn together the ins and outs of parenting.