The One Question Us Parents Are Asking But No One Is Talking About

November 11, 2016

  1. Bridget says:

    thank you so much for writing this! your story is SO honest and it very much hits close to home.

  2. Oh Erin, this is such a lovely post – so honest and raw. I really enjoyed your writing and your pictures. 🙂

  3. Meghan says:

    Me too friend!!! Me too! We are in this conversation, and everything you said is so so true.

  4. Debbie says:

    I’ve been interested to discover the solidarity and honesty that can come in these conversations. During my pregnancy with our third living child, I knew without a doubt it would be my last. It was difficult, but I cherished it and felt all the feels. But I told my husband and others that I just couldn’t do it again. My body had finished that course. And since delivering our son, I’ve known that he was our caboose, never once feeling regret or anxiety, just knowing. (My husband has been grateful for the certainty I’ve felt because he felt done at three.)
    So I encourage other mamas that if they’re not certain that they want to be done and their husband is not closed to more, perhaps that’s their answer, and they can have confidence that God will provide grace for the parenting journey He has them on. Or perhaps God has given faith for more children but He has adoption in store…
    I’m grateful He made it so clear to my husband and me, and I pray He will give you peace and joy in this area as you continue to hope in Him.

  5. Sane Mama says:

    I feel all of this. It’s too much to write back in a comment but thank you for sharing this. I have been contemplating a post or two on this very subject. One other angle that I experience is that I have a very different feeling on the topic versus my husband.

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