The Prayers of a Righteous Man Availeth Much

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The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16)

Thank you for your prayers my righteous friends. I am with child once again. We found out yesterday. We are so excited as we really didn’t think we would be having anymore. Matthew did pray that we would have 8 children together some years ago, but with the “signs” of fertility waning, we started to lose hope. We just put the main crib away after all these years and I have been tossing baby items here and there without much of a thought…. old bibs that the kids leave out from their animals, etc…

My friend Neysha saw my post just a few months ago about us wanting a baby again and she sent me some of her homemade fertility tincture. I know the Lord is behind all of this, but I think He knew just what I needed. It gave me a little boost in my libido that has gone down to about a 1 over the past couple of years due to perimenopause and I couldn’t help but wonder if it might help with fertility too.  : )

Over a year ago I was in the doctor’s office and in the restroom there was a picture of a man holding a newborn baby boy. It brought me to tears because I really didn’t know if we would have another baby. We always came together at the right time in hopes… but when God closes the womb, you cannot open it. Some months ago I was downstairs and I opened up one of the boxes of baby clothes. They were little Matthew’s little baby boy clothes. I cried because I wanted just one more baby boy to hold and love as a baby. I put the lid back on “just in case”. I can’t go through the clothes because they hurt me too much. But they are there, just in case.

I’ve had a few miscarriages that usually occur around week 6 to 7. Maybe we will get past that hump and make it to when the placenta starts kicking in at 10 to 12 weeks. I think if all seems well, I’ll go in for an ultrasound at 7 or 8 weeks to see that all is still okay with the baby. If the baby doesn’t hold, I’ll thank God that He took the baby early. I’m always grateful that I’ve never had to lose a baby later in pregnancy.

I thank the Lord that I could carry a baby so late (I’ll be 45 – my new friend Elizabeth just shared that she was 47 with her last one). By the time this baby is born, it will be just about 28 years of pregnancies/fertility since being first pregnant in 1987. The door shall soon close so we are so grateful for any other babies the Lord puts in our lives. We are so excited. Thank you so much for your prayers!!! Thank you Neysha for your tincture you sent me with the hand spindle.

… One last thing, the baby is due August 3rd but since I’ve had 3 c-sections, I’ll have to have another one so it looks like around July 20th. So many July babies. I’m also taking progesterone again.

16 thoughts on “The Prayers of a Righteous Man Availeth Much

  1. I am so very thrilled for you!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!
    We have two July babies…July 6 and 30th..both came two weeks early. 🙂
    Praying for you and your little one!!

    • Thank you so much Andrea! I hope you and all your kids are doing well. I’m sure you have some snow where you’re at and hope you all don’t have the sniffles. You are just about due with #10 aren’t you??? : ) I haven’t been on Momys for a while but I’ll have to keep an eye on your now. : )

      • #9 soon..another son 🙂 (one daughter, eight sons) I’m 37 weeks this weekend…and usually deliver my 39th week. We do have snow and it’s been very cold for November..thankfully no one is sick!

    • Thank you Elizabeth! You don’t know how much it brightened my day (or two) to see all these posts from you all lately. I’ve been smiling all day. It’s amazing how friends will just warm the heart and make things a little easier in life! Thanks again.

  2. Oh, scream… This is me, Sofia, just passing without even opening my blog. My heart jumped when I read this. Praise the Lord, and I hope everything goes well.
    Huge hug, Hadassah, you don’t know how happy I am for you. Look after yourself and God bless you all.

  3. Glory to God! Children are a blessing from the Lord and I am so happy for you and your husband! I will also take as many as the Lord blesses us with. 🙂 Praying for the sale of your property. blessings!

    • Thank you Susan. : ) It’s funny, we’re not even thinking about the pregnancy that much now. I think we’re just waiting to see if the baby gets to stay or if the Lord will take him/her over the next few weeks. We’re okay with whatever He does, it’s out of our hands. I have a feeling this one will stay though.

  4. So excited for you! My Andrew is the same age as your twins. We had a surprise when #7 arrived before two years, our closest spacing. 🙂 At 41, my fertility was higher than when I was younger. I pray that your babe grows healthy and strong. Your family is an inspiration to me. The beauty you all show is wonderful, you can tell you are truly living as God desires.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words Lea. I needed to hear it today. The emotions of pregnancy do make themselves known when one has had a couple years of not being pregnant. Your words lifted my spirit up again! Thank you! : ) I hear of women being concerned about bearing children after the age of 35 and chuckle as you probably do. We had 7 children 6 years old and under just 2 years ago… all after the age of 35. It’s wonderful though! Anyways, thank you so much for your prayers and your comment. Blessings to you!

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