After having my first child my world changed for the better, as many individuals would say. It was an adjustment at first, then we (my child and I during the day) got into a routine. I had to learn to sleep when he slept, which is easy because I didn’t have a job. If I was employed that would be easier said than done. I thank the Lord above that he granted me with a wonderful, loving husband who gives me the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mother to our children. As our daily routines became a norm in our household, I never even thought about adding another little addition to our family.

Our family isn’t perfect. In fact, there are many days we could be the farthest from a perfect family. I have been told by a wonderful lady, who attends my lovely church, that I am her hero. To think I am one person’s hero leaves me baffled. Why would someone look to me as their hero? I can see all the places and crevices I fail. One place of the many places I don’t feel up-to-par would be my marriage. When I found out I was pregnant with our second child, mine and my husband’s marriage was falling apart. They say children are not a way to fix a marriage, and I would agree. Children do not fix a marriage; prayer is the answer.

Our children have helped me to become closer to Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I continue to pray for my husband and our marriage. There are many obstacles marriages will have to endure. Adding children can add more hurdles to jump over. Two children can be a little difficult to adjust your daily living habits. Even though my daughter is eight months now, there are some things that are still difficult for us to acclimate to. It isn’t easy to sleep when the baby sleeps, since I have a four year old who either doesn’t want to sleep or decides he wants to wake me up whenever he feels like it. I believe everything is a work in process, and as long as I put God first everything else will fall into place.

“But seek ye the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

-Matthew 6:33

Latasha Holdway


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