Most of my posts aren't terribly serious - I want you to have a happy little break from your day when you stop by, but...once in a while I'll throw one at ya...just to keep you on your toes! :)
We have "just" one son. We don't have any other children...on earth. Since my son was born (he's almost 9 now!), I have had at least 3 miscarriages. And, yes, I have been thoroughly checked out, have tried some medication, have looked into adoption, and have prayed. And you know what? At this moment, I am at peace with all of it - it's God's will for our family. We are a happy little family.
Though we haven't been blessed with many children, we have been blessed with one fabulous son and in so many other ways. It's good to remember that. Because we have one son, we have been able to: host Bible studies and tea parties, make and take dinners for families in need, send our son to a Christian school that we dearly love, volunteer at school, and watch other families' children, among other things. Perhaps this is what God wanted for us - to be able to bless the families that have more than one child.
Because of my miscarriages, I went through some genetic testing and discovered that I am at higher risk for blood clots. Discovering this was a blessing! It's very important to know for medical reasons and I now take a baby aspirin a day as a preventative measure. I never would have been tested for this for any other reason unless I actually had some blood clots. Thank you, Lord!
Our son used to regularly pray for a baby sister or brother. He doesn't seem to anymore - I think he's accepted that this is what our family looks like. He loves to be around other kids, but is always happy to come back to the calmness of our home. Sometimes that makes me happy and sometimes that makes me sad. I think he will be a wonderful father someday and he has mentioned that he would like 7 kids! Maybe we will end up having more grandchildren than other families!
That's our story of "just" one son. It makes me think about "just" one Son of God, who died for our sins and saved us through His blood. "Just" one son can be a wonderful thing.
Some notable only sons were/are (these are just a few - there are many): John the Baptist, Hans Christian Anderson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cary Grant, Roger Staubach, Joe Montana, Alan Greenspan, and Tiger Woods.