Is there anything wrong with being an older mother?

Mara - posted on 05/01/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm 32 and going to be 33 in a few months time. I always wanted a baby in my late twenties and early thirites, because my mum had me at 39 years old. Raising a teenager in her fifties wasn't easy because she was old school and strict, tired and stressed out all the time.
I will be finishing my degree early June. I don't have steady boyfriend yet. I haven't had time to find one because of unforseen circumstances. Problem is I have debt to pay off. It will take up to two years to pay off. I really want children, but I have to face the daunting prospects of becoming an older mother. I don't want to be old fashioned and too strict when I have teenage children. I want to retire by the time I'm 63.


Encourager - posted on 05/03/2016




I totally understand where you're coming from. I wanted to have kids young, because I wanted to be a young grandmother (this was because all of my grandparents--all dead for years now--were so old when I was a kid, they didn't take me to Six Flags, Disney, play sports with me, etc, because...they were old! I never even got to bake cookies with either of my grandmothers). However, we have no control over God's plan for us, and His timing is often not our timing. I've learned it's best to relax and enjoy whatever He brings my way, whenever that is. And if it's not the time I want, or exactly what I want, I have peace knowing that He knows what's best for me.

I have faith that He has a perfect plan for you, and will give you everything you need in His awesome timing. Hang in there!! Know that great things are in store for you!

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