Thursday, October 27, 2011

Honeymoon Baby

Emma, my son's daughter, was a honeymoon baby. Many people encouraged them to wait awhile after getting married to have a baby. 

They needed to adjust to being married, enjoy the time alone, travel, and just have fun. 

Babies are a lot of work, hard on marriage, and they will miss out if they have one too soon. 

Erin should finish her book and work awhile. 

Ryan needs to build up his business, etc. 

This is definitely what society tells young newlyweds today.  But what does God tell them ~

I will therefore that the younger women marry, 
bear children, guide the house... 
I Timothy 5:14

But women will be saved through childbearing, assuming 
they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.
  I Timothy 2:15

Do you ever hear young newlyweds get that advice???  Yet this is what the Creator of the universe tells young women to do. Young women can't even say that this is all they want in life without being ashamed and embarrassed.

Emma has not hurt their marriage even one speck! Erin told me that their love just keeps getting deeper and deeper. Ryan was her hero during labor. They cuddle, hug, and kiss every chance they get. 

They love raising Emma together and watching her grow. They are incredible parents. They wouldn't trade her for, more money, more time alone and fun....NOTHING! {Actually, they still travel and have lots of fun!}

God's ways are good, very, very good. Children are a blessing, a huge blessing when they are raised to be disciplined, obedient children.

Listen to God, not to what others and society tells you. He knows best.