At this point in my life I imagine God laughed, and laughed, and laughed!! For the Almighty has a plan, it may not be the plan we like, but it's the plan we need for our salvation.
I'm sure God laughed again, because He knew how and where I'd meet that guy. And just three months later there he was!
At the age of 20 I married the man that God sent to me, a sweet man, though we both had some growing up to do! We were both open to whatever God's plan was and we left the door open in all ways for God to send us children. So God decided it was time to give us a crash course in parenting!! Just one month after we were married I became pregnant with our first! Eleven months after our first was born I delivered our second. And it continued like that for 13 years! I had 9 babies and three miscarriages in less than 14 years!
Sure I had a choice to not have my kids in machine gun style, but once again I let God do the driving in my life. And He's proven to me time after time that not taking the easy roads in life can often be the most learned and scenic route of all!
This past week was a huge turning point for us! I've had medical problem during those past 14 years of having babies which has just forced me to get a hysterectomy. So God has made my ninth baby my last. After talking to the doctor about my personal situation he said that my large number of babies in such a short time was not the reason for my problems. That being said, God's plan of giving me my babies one after the other was his way of giving me as many babies as He could before I had to get a hysterectomy at the young age of 34.
God's ways are always the right way! I may not have been a great baby lover in my teens, but it's my children that have brought me to a point of understanding God's love for each one of us! Each and every one of my children have taught me so much. They are truly a blessing! Sure learning to be a mom was and is hard, and following the way God has laid out for me was and is even harder, but as I look back on how things are unfolding I see that God had a truly important reason for doing things the way He did them!
God is the choice!
Put God in the drivers seat; the road is rough, the view is great, and I'm told the end is beautiful!