…and his brother (who I love dearly) said in reply…with an eye roll and sarcastic…‘Good luck.’ (my husband relaying this message to me and he was not happy in his reaction either) I was surprised because he is a very God filled man, and usually is very positive thinking. I am equally surprised that my husband shared this with anyone, which means he is thinking about it.
I dunno…I just feel sad that his brother’s reaction was like that. I think men, especially, like to feel some bond with other men, when they embark on a decision, that it somehow is the ‘right’ thing to do. Not that I care necessarily what others think, but is that going to be the reaction of our family? (if we do get pregnant again) Obviously, it is up to my husband and me–and God is the deciding factor. But, perhaps he was just looking for an opinion. His brother is in his 50’s, so maybe the thought of more children sounds overwhelming. It sounds a bit overwhelming to us, though.
At mass on Christmas Eve, the priest talked about how Mary said ‘yes’ without hesitation. (and how we too should say yes to God in the same way) He went on to say…‘even if God’s plan will be surprising and not what we expected or prayed for…we need to say yes to Him.’
Sorry…just feeling a little down that my dh’s brother replied like that. (but happy that my husband is talking about it with people):o
Thanks for listening.