I am just FULL of posts today! See what happens when you don't do homeschool and your older children are all out playing in the snow and your little ones are napping! I read this and thought it was FANTASTIC! It encouraged me--a mother of 6, soon to be 7, from a mother of 14, soon to be 15!
It is a post full of wisdom in today's society that is full of "fairness" in parenting and parents who are afraid to have a large family because they may not be able to give equally to each child. Why don't we instead see the benefits gained by having many children, many siblings? The benefits are not only for us, their parents, who are sanctified through these many blessings, but it is for them! I would much rather my children get less stuff amd more opportunities to learn to love, share, and forgive. I would much rather my children have less extra-curricular activities, vacations, and social commitments than what they gain from having so many of one another around! I am just being honest.
It is amazing to sit around our table every night at dinner with all these different personalities with all their different dreams, desires and talents and watch them interact with one another. It is fun to imagine the future with them as teens, and then young adults with their own families. It IS difficult at times, but I can't emphasize enough how worth it it is! It IS truly a blessing to have a large family. If "fairness" is your stumbling block to having more children, than read this woman's wisdom and find peace.
In Christ, Laura