From Barren to Happy



This morning I read:


“He settles the barren woman in her home

as a happy mother of children.

Praise the LORD.”

Psalm 113:9


I’ve never been barren in the infertile sense. But I look back on my life before I had children and can easily see how barren I was — barren of selflessness, barren of patience, barren of compassion. Where self-centeredness, anger, and workaholism used to rule in my heart, now more often live a more sacrificial love, a deeper joy, and a slower pace of life.

Thank you, God, for all of the truest true good that you have brought – and imposed – into my life through 2boys. Thank you that, at least most days, I am a happy mother of children.