Thursday, April 10, 2008

I'm not sorry.

I am done being apologetic for being pregnant again. We didn't plan it, it happened. I cried when I found out, but we are very excited now. There is a spirit that is supposed to come to our family right now! I am done trying to explain to people the whys and wherefores of it...If someone has a problem with it they should mind their own business...talking to me about it isn't going to change the fact!

Let me break it down...
I know we were crazy when we got engaged after dating a week and married six weeks later. Guess what? We are still crazy in love, and everyday thankful that we followed that prompting...
I know we were crazy to get pregnant when neither of us where through with school...I wouldn't trade my kids for a doctorate...my life is hectic and unpredictable, but we are happy.
I know we are crazy for having 4 kids and living in a 750 square foot apartment...trust me it makes me crazy some days...but you can't beat the location, and being near family covers a multitude of other shortcomings
We are crazy for quitting a steady paycheck when we are pregnant with our 4th child and no secure and sure means of support...I have faith in my husband, he will support us and we will create a better life for ourselves out of the ashes of a dead end job.

I am done apologizing...I am not a bit sorry, I wouldn't trade where I am for anything. Everyone has different goals...luckily Kenneth and I found each other, because we both share the goal of first and foremost a big, happy family!

13 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Don't you love blogs!

be a saint said...

Meg, I hope you watched the Worldwide Leadership Broadcast a few weeks ago. Elder Oaks said that we(the church) should be supporting people like you. He said that marriage should not be put off and that having children should not either. Look it up, it will do you alot of good. You are doing a great thing. One day you will look back and these will be some of your best memories of your family. Keep smiling!!
Andrea Zachary

SHILLIG4FAMILY said...

I HAVE HAD PLENTY OF THE SAME FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS... MY GIRLS ARE A YEAR APART AND WHEN I TOLD PPL I WAS PREGNANT I TOLD THEM THE ONLY EMOTION THEY COULD HAVE WAS EXCITEMENT B/C I DIDN'T WANT TO HEAR WHAT PPL HAD TO SAY! YOU ARE AWESOME! KEEP IT UP!

Johnny and Jill Family said...

Meg, I think you and I have a LOT in common! Other people would be happier if they would follow your example... heeding the promptings of the Spirit for personal revelation. I'm so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

WOO HOO! You're my hero meg =)

Brandon & Cari said...

Meg,
I found your blog by visiting Melissa Tullis' blog. I hope you don't mind having another blogstalker! lol Anyway, I haven't seen or talked to you in such a long time, but I was so excited to see your blog and the pics of your family. I am so happy for you! You have a beautiful family and are very blessed. If other people can't see that the Lord's hand is in this, they are blind! Good for you and good for your kids. They were sent to you for a reason and I'm sure that reason is because of what wonderful parents you are, not how much money you have! I admire your courage and obedience to His will.
Your new blogstalker,
Cari (Sellers) Murdock

Melissa said...

Meg,

You don't owe an apology to ANYONE! Your life is yours and you and Kenneth are making those decisions. I'm proud of you. I think you're an amazing person. I support you all the way. My mom keeps telling me about your morning walks. I wish I could come.

Melanie said...

Love you Meg! You go girl:) And, I think I need an update... is Kenneth no longer @ the firm??

Michael and AmyLyn said...

Way to go, Meg! You're awesome

Robin and Samuel said...

Meg,
I've felt the feelings that you've described when announcing our third pregnancy. Three in three years does make people talk (even people that you love)or look at you in the grocery store with your buggy full (of babies)even before you begin shopping:)And it doesn't help when you look like a 12 year old carting around 3 babies:) I'm sure everyone's felt the feelings that you've described...Most of the people that gawk or ask, or probe, do out of awe or love...the others that don't shouldn't matter anyways; and the people that talk, well, people just talk:) Good for you for realizing your worth as a family regardless. I love working with you, coming to know you and your many talents!I'm a big fan of yours and your sweet family!!

Kristina said...

I agree with all the above mentioned. Y'all are great parents and you keep them coming when it is right for y'all. NO ONE can tell you that but y'all and the Lord.

Joel and Crystal said...

The only problem is that you are making it hard to keep up!....and you cheated by having twins! It is going to be hard to catch you but we will see what we can do! I don't think you need to apologize for your craziness "because the foolishness of God is wiser than men" Sure you are crazy...but how wonderful that our Father knows the end from the beginning! Anyhow...love you you crazy!

Joel and Crystal said...

I love what Robin said. I felt some of that too when we announced we were pregnant with Rebekah. I am starting to realize it doesn't matter what other people think. what matters is that I'm happy with my decisions and the way things are going. There's a song I love that I think you will really like and relate to. It's called Little Houses. Check it out on I tunes. I love you Meg! And can't wait to come see you guys!!!!