I Want More Kids ... But Not Right Now
I want more children, but not right now. Not that I feel I need to explain myself to anyone, but this is a common question I get or something people wonder when they see me, someone who has somewhat "older" children. The "well, are you going to have any more?" question always comes up, And the answer is ... Lord willing ... one day!
We are busy people with huge goals and honestly, there are so many moving parts right now between our real estate business, my blog and our full-time jobs that I couldn't imagine adding in another human(s), but should the Lord see fit for us to bring another person in this world, when the time is right, we'd most definitely say YES.
I know I'm not the only mama who probably deals with this question. I know I'm also probably not the only one who does the math in their head in terms of the number of hours in the day! I'm always calculating sleep right before I close my eyes ... "if I go to bed right now, I'll get 7 hours of sleep, and have 1 hour of work time before the kids wake up." LOL! It's literally bananas in the Jackson household ... every day. The hustle never stops.
What I think is so important is staying true to what is best for YOU. There will always be an opinion, especially in the mommy world, but no one knows what is best for your child and your family like you do.
What I think is so cute is how bad my kiddos want a baby. They are always asking us when they will get to be big brothers. It's even worse when I have friends who are pregnant or welcoming newborns. They are like ... um, where's our baby?! Why do they get a baby and we don't. It's so cute!
So the answer to the constant question is YES we want more children but not right now. Funny story, when my husband asked me to be his girlfriend over 10 years ago, my response was ... "yes, but not right now." Things turned out just fine for us, so I'm confident that in the Lord's timing, everything will work out just fine when we are ready this time around.
Until that much anticipated moment comes, can we just enjoy for a minute how fast my little men are growing? Sometimes I look at them and just wonder where in the world the time has gone. It's incredible how fast time flies. If you're a new parent, the only advice I would give is enjoy, relish and make time to truly ENJOY every moment, the good and the bad.
Do any of you have older children but know that you want more? I'd love to hear from you. Thank you so much for reading! Love you guys.
XO - Steph
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