This strikes home in a gut-wrenching way. In my late 30’s, having had our first child barely a year old, we found out we were about to have twins. Dumb us, we thought it was a blessing!
My doctor strongly recommended against even amniocentesis because of the potential harm to one or both of the babies. So we had two beautiful bouncing baby boys to join their baby sister.
Was it easy? NO. Hell, no! But I cannot imagine having ‘reduced’ that pregnancy or not having both of these fine young men with us today. I really feel sorry for the featured couple and others whose thinking is similar to theirs.
Children are always a gift. Sometimes we just don't see or understand the gift. But even if one wants to be cold and practical about the utility of having children - remember this when you are 80 years old, and you will thank God you have two strong, responsible 40 year old sons, to help you and to care for you in your dotage.
But never in my wildest of wild thoughts would it ever have occurred to me that any paltry life "plan" would supercede what God had in store for me. And while I couldn't imagine what I was going to do, 16 years later I can't imagine what I would have done without them.