Kenneth and I talked about having babies on our first date. Both of us were adamant about the fact that we, individually, could not imagine a future without children. As our relationship grew, the collective we could not imagine a future without children. And now, seeing his love for Peyton, my desire to have children with this man is nonnegotiable.
From “Having Children after an ALS Diagnosis”
- People who receive an ALS diagnosis at a relatively young age may face the difficult decision of whether or not to have children.
- While some couples in this situation decide not to, others who have had children after an ALS diagnosis say it was “the best decision we ever made.”
- Experts advise couples considering having children after an ALS diagnosis to carefully weigh all aspects of their decision, from the type of ALS to finances to the ability and willingness of the caregiver
- Weakened respiratory and abdominal muscles can pose some special risks for women with ALS during childbirth.
- people who get ALS at a young age tend to live longer and do better than those who are older when receiving a diagnosis. And for some couples having a child may give a person with ALS incentive to live.
“It doesn’t matter if you live five days, five months or five years, you’re going to be happy you had this child.”
We don’t know what the future holds for us, we’re just taking this disease one day at a time. I would love nothing more than to give this man a whole mess of kids, especially ones as sweet and perfect as Peyton, and I trust the perfect timing and provisions of my Savior.
1Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him.
Until God reveals his plan for our future family, we are just loving on our fur babies.