There’s never a good time to have a baby. It’s true. There will always be something in front of you saying NO! There will more than likely always be the nagging thought in the back of your mind that says, nope, not right now, and it’s probably on repeat.
I think you could almost label it a scientific truth.
Every time you think you are ready to bring a precious child of God into the world, something will slap you in the face that tells you, well, actually you aren’t. A job loss, a health problem, fear in innumerable forms, the cost, distrust in the future, loss of self, the worry of losing your career, and as a real kicker, in recent months a global pandemic health crisis has been on the table.
All of these thoughts are valid. Every single one. They’re real and warranted.
But, don’t let them stop you.
If you sat down and made a list of all the reasons to not have a baby, you’d run out of ink and paper before you even made a dent. More than you think can probably be erased.
The unknown fear of the pain of childbirth is easily forgotten as soon as you hold the baby bundle in your arms. How else do all these large families happen?
The pure joy of a child learning a new thing—to walk, to talk, how to throw, how to play—all of these things erase the sleepless newborn nights. You truly do eventually forget them.
Nothing, absolutely nothing, can replace the baby snuggles. Nothing is sweeter or more euphoric. It’s a feeling that beats anything else in the world.
The fears you have before pregnancy and during the time of your growing belly eventually fade into the reassuring, tiny pitter-patter of footsteps down the hallway.
The worry of the unrest future of the world becomes less of a forefront thought in your mind as you watch a tiny person learn their emotions and try to make the right choices.
Money will probably always be a worry throughout life. Don’t let that stop you from having a child. Money isn’t everything. God can, and will, provide in the most mysterious ways if you have even a little faith.
Something will always get in the way of having a baby.
Every time you want to have the discussion, something will more than likely thwart your plans. Nothing will ever be laid out in picture-perfect fashion to tell you, Yep! Now’s the time to bring a child into the world.
It’s true, there’s never a good time to have a baby. But don’t let that stop you.
The absolute pure love that will enter the world in the shape of some seven-ish pound, scrunched up and screaming human will erase any thought you ever had about wondering if it was the right time for you to have a baby.
I bet after you have the first one, you might not even think twice about having a couple more.