DOZ Issue 33 July 2018 - Page 21

C ynthia Wilson James brings to life, Ecclesiastes 3:1, which says, to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: In her own words, “The key is never allowing another person’s season to determine where you should be in your season of life.” Cynthia also says that the Bible doesn’t put a time limit on when a person should get married. What a powerful reminder and revelation to those who did not already know this truth. She got married for the first time at age 40 to Larry, her best male friend of more than ten years. She conceived the old-fashioned way and gave birth at age 42 and 44 to two beautiful, healthy baby girls. During the birth of her daughters she made two important discoveries: 1. The population of first time moms over 35 is growing in the U.S. 2. Most health care providers offer little or no positive information or support for older expectant moms. Having made these discoveries, Cynthia founded InSeason Mom to support expectant moms over 35 and 40. She also wrote and marketed Ease Your Fear of Giving Birth After 35 as a seminar. She found her first success presenting the seminar at a major Southeastern hospital. The hospital also trained her as a Childbirth Instructor. Her goal is to ease the fear of the first- time expectant mom, to dispel misconceptions about giving birth after 35. I hope that you’re inspired as you read my interview with this amazing woman. So, Cynthia, I read your biography. And it’s so interesting; the reason is that I got married for the first time at the age of thirty and got divorced shortly afterward. And I remember thinking, maybe I should have waited longer for God to bring to me the right person, the perfect person for me. But I think at some point, I kept thinking to myself, I may never meet that person, I am thirty now if I don’t say yes to someone and that person never comes, my biological clock is ticking away, I may never get married, I may never have children. And I believe this is the same way that so many other women feel and that’s the reason why many of them are unable to wait after a while, and they go and get married. Because they fear that the right person may never show up, especially once they’ve passed a certain age. So, I was really blessed when I came across your biography. It made me more excited to have you on the show today because I believe that a lot of women are going to be greatly inspired. Many of them are going to receive the grace to wait for God, knowing that it’s possible to have healthy babies and it’s possible to conceive naturally when you’ve gone past the age of forty. Yes, that is the purpose of my ministry, my website. You’ve summarised it, but that’s it exactly. DOZ Magazine July 2018 21 «