Now that our 3rd child is eleven years old, and he's a healthy, happy thing whom everyone knows we adore, I'm going to be honest about something: We weren't very excited he was coming.
You see, he was a surprise baby. We were in a terrible jam, running a fun but failing little garden center on the side of a busy road with traffic that never bothered to stop, toting around a two-year-old and keeping up with a four-year-old. In the middle of all that mess, we found out we were expecting our 3rd baby, due just three weeks after Christmas.
All children are welcome in our house. Any child would be. But it was such poor timing - I was so focused on robbing Peter to pay Paul to feed ourselves and keep the house - that I'll admit my maternal instincts didn't kick in with this pregnancy. For eight-and-a-half months I was not thrilled.
Until the day I found out...Continue reading my post on the ABC News/UN Foundation Million Moms Challenge site.
Over there, we are helping mothers who do not have beautiful outcomes like so many of us do, simply because we are blessed to live in developed countries. Please go to that post to leave a comment and sign up for the challenge! I'd appreciate your support in this, and so would the sweet mommies across the globe who need our help (and your encouraging stories!).
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