It has been almost two and a half years since my daughters were born and I do not know what it feels like to carry a child in my womb, to wake up with morning sickness, to have psychotic food cravings, or go through a contraction. My body will never experience the act of pushing a tiny human being from it. Though those experiences are far from me, I can tell you exactly what it feels like to watch your children grow in a womb, to feel their tiny feet on your hands, knowing that your children are in your life solely because God placed them there. I can tell you what it feels like to watch your child come out of the womb, to cut an umbilical cord, and what it feels like to kiss your baby for the first time without needing to be sutured or stapled. There are many things about being a mom prior to the actual birth that I don't know or understand - but I do know that God can grow a child into your heart, and that the love for your children is not limited to a baby bump. Mothering is hard! Loving and caring for your children consumes you (as it should), and there is nothing more precious than morning kisses.
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.