I have no birth children. But because of God's restoration, I have two children I got in my second marriage.
I first married when I was twenty eight. My husband had a four year old daughter. She was with us on every weekend. I was immature and jealous of her. I felt like I was her mother's weekend babysitter. Her mother didn't work, but I did and I resented spending my every other weekend off "baby sitting." My husband and I never had a weekend off together to do things. I tried to talk him into us having her some during the week and every other weekend, but that was a no-go.
So many other things made her and I resent each other. We didn't really bond until she was about seven years old.
That said, I took her everywhere. Everywhere but God's house.
A few months after we were married my husband informed me "if you get pregnant, it will be your baby, I won't help you." He didn't want any more children. That was the beginning of many selfish things he put me through.
I had to have a hysterectomy at age thirty eight and a few weeks later we were separated and then a few months later we were divorced.
I was devastated. No husband. No children and no hope of ever having any.
I prayer for God to restore me.
Then I prayed for God to restore me and find me a good husband.
Then I prayed for God to restore me, find me a good husband that had children.
God put David and me together. He was raising two teenagers..alone.
Me + David + two children = 7 seven grandchildren!!!
I did it in reverse, I got the teenagers first and the babies second.
What a blessing.
I'm trying not to mess this one up.
I take them to God's house.
Thank you Heavenly Father for second chances.
|Six of seven of my wild monkeys.. :->|