I hope everyone is having a good day/night. So I was just reflecting on how happy I am to have my babies, despite the orgs. not so subtle requests that married couples not have babies in order to further serve the org. I'm happy for more than one reason though.
Reason 1 - my mother was terminally ill at the time I got married. She told me over and over again that I shouldn't bring any kids into this wicked world, it would be gone soon anyway. Wait until the new system she said. At the time, it wasn't a big deal. Being newly married, that was the last thing on my mind, kids. We wanted to enjoy each other for a few years or so anyway, no point in upsetting her. Thankful that when the time was right for us, we had our babies.
Reason 2 - I had some complications with both of my babies, which had to be delivered via c-section, one prematurely. They are both healthy now. After the last one, I got my tubes tied for one reason only - blood issue. See, I was still fully in the org at the time I birthed my last child. So because of what I went through with my pregnancies, I didn't want to risk anymore complications happening which would call for a blood transfusion should I become pregnant again. So I got a tubal ligation.
So Im thankful that I didn't take my mother's advice and not have children, thankful that both me and my babies are ok without needing any extra medical attention. I'm bummed about not being able to have any more children because of the decisions I made due to the blood issue, but I have two beautiful babies that I am thankful for.