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When I was pregnant with our first child my husband and I were so happy to be having a little boy. Fast forward eighteen months and we were expecting child number two. I was really hoping for a girl our second time around but God had other plans. After our second son was born my husband asked me if I was disappointed. I said “no, how could I ever be disappointed with something as wonderful as this?”
Through the years since my boys were born I have said many times that God sure knew what he was doing when He gave them to me. I am so happy that I am mom to the two best sons in the world. Do I ever still think about trying again for that girl? Sometimes. Are these boys of mine perfect? No, but neither am I.
God looks down through time and sees who we need to accomplish His will in our lives. Psalm 127:3 (NIV) says Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him. A heritage is something that is passed down from one generation to the next in a family. Mothers (parents) of boys have a high calling from God to do as Proverbs 22:6 says and training a child in the way they should go so that when they are old they will not turn from it. I have great joy in knowing that I am raising future husbands and fathers that will one day pass this training and love for the Lord onto their family and beyond. Proverbs 13:22 says that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children.
What kind of “inheritance” are you leaving for you children? For your sons? I would rather leave a legacy of living every day to the fullest for the Lord to my children than any amount of money or treasure there is.
Jennifer is a child of God, wife to her best friend of sixteen years (so far) and stay-at-home mom to two handsome young men, one that just turned 14 and one that is almost 12. She started her blog, Jen’s Journey, because it was a desire of her heart and it is her hope that it will be an encouragement and help with the daily struggles and joys all women face but especially to those who happen to be wives and mothers.
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