That got me thinking. Don't we also have similar thoughts once in a while? The thrill of going on that first date again, meeting someone new, getting anxious and excited at the same time. It's not like we don't love the one we're with, it's just that sometimes we miss the rush.
But i like the conversation that followed after that.
Chandler: Look, for me the rush is knowing that we are gonna be together for the rest of our lives.
Monica: y’know what? I’m gonna have a lot of new things with you. The first time we buy a house. Our first kid. Our first grandkid…
And it's true. Being married does not mean an end to the excitement. Remember how you felt the first time you realized you're having a baby? How about the first time you brought your child to school? Or your first successful business venture? Now that you're married, you simply have someone to celebrate all these milestones with for the rest of your life. Isn't that even more exciting?
|First time to meet a baby elephant, Thailand 2004|
|First Europe trip together, Paris 2005|
|First pregnancy, Las Vegas 2006|
|First cruise together, Alaska 2007|
|Tammy and Martin Tancinco of Mustela Philippines|
|The very pregnant but still chic Amanda Griffin-Jacob|
|Lexi Schultz hosted the event|
|All of us were listening intently|
|They also invited a pediatrician, Dra Vienne Valentin Saulog, to discuss the benefits of Mustela|
|Rowena (http://animetric.blogspot.com), myself, Liz Almoro, Tammy Chua-Tancinco|
|With the Mustela Philippines ladies, Sharleen and Tammy|
|Troy's footprints on Day 1|
Once a woman decides to start a family, natural motherhood
Worry #2 - You're pregnant. Yay! Will the baby be okay? Will my baby be healthy and normal?
Worry #3 - Congratulations! You have given birth to a healthy baby! Will I be able to breastfeed? Is she getting enough nutrition? Will she sleep through the night? To vaccine or not to vaccine?
Worry #4 - You're chasing your happy toddler around and you're wondering...why isn't she talking yet??? is there something wrong?
Worry #5 - You now have an inquisitive pre-school. Then you start doing your research. What is the best school for my child? Will she ace the entrance exam?
Worry #6 - Primary School, here we go. Will my gradeschool kid do well in school?
Worry #7 - Welcome to teen parenting. You now start to think of the best way to remain 'friends' with your child. How will i ensure the she still confides in me? I hope she doesn't get into a relationship too soon.
Worry #7 - What a milestone! You now have a graduating child! Will she get into a good college? gosh, here we go again with those entrance exams!
Worry #8 - Whew! Done with college. Oh, i hope she gets a good paying job and finds the right lifetime partner.
Worry #9 - Best wishes to my child. I can't believe she's married!
Worry #10 - Will she get pregnant? How soon? Will they encounter difficulty conceiving?
...and the cycle goes on.
Well, i've got good new for us worriers out there.
God is our creator. He did not only create us but he formed these little beings inside of us. He knew them even before we did.
God loves our children more than we ever could. Hard to imagine? It's true.
Isaiah 49:15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
And i leave you with my all-time favorite verse.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Have faith. Our children are safe in the loving arms of our Lord. God knows best.