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Sep 2010

Speaking What I Believe

Me, my wife Heather, and our 3 children

I don’t always speak in a way that demonstrates what I truly believe. For instance, sometimes I say, “Good luck,” but I don’t really believe in luck. Do you know what I mean? And I do the same thing with more important things…like my children.

If you were to ask me, “Raymond, how many children do you have?” my first inclination would be to say, “Two…Heather and I have a 3-1/2 year old daughter and a 21-month-old daughter.” However, we actually have three children. Yes, that’s right…Heather is pregnant with our third child, and if everything goes according to schedule, that child will be born in March 2011.

My third child may be small, but he/she is still every bit a part of our family as my bigger children. My third child may be invisible to me, but he/she is still known and loved by the God who created him/her.

God said to Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you…” (Jer.1:5). So, don’t think I’ve gone crazy when you see me before March 2011 and I tell you that I have three children. I’ve actually gone un-crazy and I’m beginning to speak what I truly believe.




September 9 2010 Reply

Hey Raymond, thank you for the honesty. I get the confused look too when I respond with “two” when asked how many children I have. One might be in heaven from a miscarriage, but she was still my child for those weeks that I had her in my womb. I do not respond with “two” often but I wish I did because it reflects how I really feel about the soul of the unborn. Thank you and congrats on #3. You are a blessed man!

Becky Wilson

September 10 2010 Reply

How wonderful Heather and Raymond! What a blessing!
I hope Heather is feeling OK.
Prayers for all 5 of you. 🙂

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