Please Share Your
Testimony With Us!
Many of you had already sent me your testimony to share, but
unfortunately, I lost some of them in the great server crash of 2003!
I'm so sorry, there were some wonderful stories here. I hope that
many of you will see this and respond with your story to share. You
may use your name, or just initials, if you prefer to remain
anonymous. Send them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer of 2000 I
found myself praying that the Lord would bring a baby into our
lives. I didn't have anything specific in mind, I just really missed
having a baby around and felt a void. Then a few months later our
son and his wife announced their wonderful news that they were
expecting so I thought this was my answer. Ahhhh...but the Lord
delights in blessing us abundantly above all that we can think or
ask! By the summer of
2001, we were not only grandparents, but we were also expecting our
seventh child. What an enormous surprise it was! Now I had two
adorable babies to enjoy, a precious little granddaughter (who lives
about 15 minutes away) and a precious little son or daughter on the
It had been over ten years since my sixth child was born so in some
ways it was like starting all over again. I spent time praying and
filling my mind with God’s Word and allowing Him to keep me
encouraged and strengthened. There were so many negative articles
about pregnancy after forty that I refused to be discouraged by
reading all of it –after all, it was the LORD who had this
marvelous idea of blessing us with another baby in my forties and He
certainly could be trusted to take care of the baby and me.
The Lord was so
faithful to answer all of our prayers for a totally healthy
pregnancy with no complications and for a safe, quick, and
"redeemed" labor and delivery with healthy baby and
healthy mom. Everything
went beautifully thanks to His marvelous grace and mercy and wisdom!
To Him be ALL the glory!
Rose was born on March 29th at 4:28 a.m.
She was 7lbs., 21 inches long
What an awesome time of praise and
thanksgiving we had when we welcomed Caitlin into our arms after a
brief 2 1/2 hour labor on March 29, 2002! We dedicated her to the
Lord right away, and we know the Lord has such special plans for
her. She, like all of
our children, was born at home, so all her older siblings were
thrilled to be able to spend time with her and bond with her right
Words are inadequate
to express our thankfulness to the Lord for all He has done for me
and for our family in blessing us with little Caitlin Rose --she is
truly a precious gift from Him and we’re enjoying every minute
with her. Yes, our lifestyle has drastically changed in the last two
years, but oh is she worth it all!
Caitlin, now a busy toddler!
Now she is a bouncy almost two
year old and still nursing, but learning new things everyday and
talking a mile a minute. She keeps the bounce in my step and a smile
on my lips and our home is filled with laughter and joy as we
discover the wonder of toddlerhood once again. I feel at least ten
years younger since she’s been born! I highly recommend “older
Caitlin, enjoying every minute!
the Lord will bless each visitor to this site in a mighty way and
give you a glimpse of His good plans for your life! He can be
trusted totally in every area to work out every detail!
In His Love,
"Faint not nor fear, His arms are
He changeth not, and thou art dear;
Only believe and thou shalt see,
That Christ is all in all to thee."
"Now unto him that is able to do
exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the
power that worketh in us"
"Now unto the King eternal,
immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever
and ever. Amen!" --1 Timothy 1:17
I was pregnant at 40, 42 and 44
and I hope I'm not done yet! I've
loved every minute of it!!
This last pregnancy was the
easiest one I've had so far. I
had worked on exercising and detoxing the year before and although I
was the heaviest I've ever been, I was also in the best shape
The older I've been has made it
easier for me to keep life in perspective.
When I was younger (I had my first at 29) it was easier for me
to see everything as a major issue.
I was harsher and more easily stressed.
Now I realize, "this too will pass" about MOST things
in life. I enjoy my
children more instead of thinking how others might be evaluating my
In some ways, I have found that
having babies has kept me young on the inside.
There are a number of women I know who are my age (or younger)
with their children mostly grown.
I find them to seem more "middle aged" in their
thinking and life views.
My view is that I'll be too old
for children when God says I'm too old and my body is no longer
functioning for child bearing.
Pray that the Lord blesses each
pregnancy and fills your heart with His joy at the precious gift He's
given to you.
In His Joy and Grace,
from Tamara --Kate Megill has been a tremendous source of
encouragement to me over the years--she is a vital part of the
ministry of CHFWeb.com and a wonderful "Titus Two" older
mom. She has given me permission to share some of her writings here
and I hope to be adding more soon.]
Hello, Tamara, I
enjoyed your website and hope you get lots of testimonies up here to
encourage people. It makes me so mad the way the medical establishment
tries to scare us older moms. One one board I am on, a doctor told one
woman she should quit having babies after THIRTY! I didn't even START
till 30 and have had my last 2 of six after the age of 40. They were
very easy pregnancies and I felt wonderful. They were also successful
VBACs after my 4th ended up in a C-section.
My husband got a
vasectomy after baby number 4 but we were convicted to have it
reversed and have two more wonderful blessings. My oldest is 13 and my
youngest is now almost 2. I am 44 and would love to have another
but I don't know if it will happen, as my cycle has become very
irregular. I am one of those crazy people who feels better and
actually loses weight when pregnant!
Our two youngest
children have blessed our life so incredibly. Our older four children
love them to pieces and have learned to give of themselves and be more
patient and less selfish than many children these days. They know how
to work and help me out tremendously. My husband and I also feel like
we about "have it down" too. Having babies is very stressful
on marriage, but the last one was so much easier, as we have learned
what to expect and how to roll with the punches so to speak.
Thank you so much for such a *positive* site for older moms!! I am
looking forward to exploring your site more.
My husband and I
have 10 children, ranging in age from 22 down to 9 months. I, too, am
so tired of all the negative things the world has to say about moms
giving birth at such an *advanced* age.
I was 1 month shy of 40 when we conceived our 10th baby, I didn't even
realize I was pregnant for several weeks. We thought the Lord was done
blessing us, as it had been 3 years since the birth of our 9th baby.
Even after confirming the pregnancy, I was sure that something was
wrong and I wouldn't carry the baby long. The reason for this was that
I was VERY sick with all my pregnancies, throwing up constantly for at
least the first 3 or 4 months, and sometimes longer. I hadn't been
sick at all with this one, just felt real tired, and kind of lousy at
times. Of course, I had people praying for me, and I prayed daily that
the Lord would spare me some of the sickness that I had experienced
with my previous pregnancies. Even so, I still felt something must be
wrong when I wasn't sick *at all*.
It finally occurred to me that maybe I wasn't going to be sick!!
I had a wonderful pregnancy, the best ever, and gave birth to a
healthy, beautiful, big baby boy on March 28 of last year.
I thank God daily for bringing Strider into our lives, and increasing
our quiver. I pray that God will allow me to experience pregnancy and
childbirth again, even though most folks look at us like we're crazy!!
Thank you again,
Martha Mitchell ~ blessed mom
of Erin 22, Tyler 18, Christopher 16, Cody 14, Jesse 12, Colton 10,
Sawyer 8, Cheyenne 6, Delanie 4, and Strider 9 months
more testimonies from other moms, click here for page two
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me your testimony to share! Whether you're just now pregnant or
you've already delivered your baby after forty, we want to hear your