Early in my marriage my husband and I experienced the unthinkable. I have told this story in a previous blog titled, “Panda Baby”. However, today I am glad to announce that God has given us a second chance to parenthood and to myself motherhood. We are excited to meet Baby Gutierrez, affectionately named Baby G. We are more so excited to love, nurture, and teach our child about the goodness of Jesus.
However, during this pregnancy there were times when fear tried to sneak in and tell me not to get too happy because another miscarriage could occur. I was also in fear of being my active self, and hesitated to tell others until after the 3 month period. I have now overcome this fear and did so through prayer. I would quote scriptures that would rid fear and replace it with faith and God’s promises. I would quote:
- 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
- Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) “So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
I stood on theses scriptures and so many more until I got rid of unbelief. So to all the soon-to-be mommies who have also experienced this and to those who will, just know that God is truly in control and he will restore you.
If that’s not enough, I am reminded of the promise of God to Sarah and Abraham. God fulfilled his promise and she became pregnant baring a son, Isaac, to Abraham in his old age, Genesis 21:2. I am also reminded of Elizabeth, Mary’s cousin (Jesus’s mother), God blessed her to conceive a child at a very old age as well, Luke 1:36. Stories such as this fully bless me, and I hope they are a blessing to you as well! God is the same God yesterday, today, and forevermore. He is also still in the blessing mood. When I found out I was going to be a mother all I could do was thank God!
“And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to they word. And the angel departed from her.”
My advice to women wanting a second chance at motherhood is to: 1) Don’t blame yourself for the first loss 2) Take a moment to recover from the sadness you may experience 3) In the midst of your bad news, thank God for being in control and knowing what is best for your family 4) Stay expecting for God to fully restore you!
Be Blessed Readers