We are home from church today. Almost everyone in the family has been sick for a week with a nasty bug--it is a respiratory plus GI virus. I am the only one who has been unaffected, praise God, because that means I am able to take care of everyone. It has been extra work picking up the slack and doing the chores usually assigned to each of the children. However, I have felt so blessed to serve them and that I have the strength with which to do so. Currently, they are all watching movies downstairs and I am holding a feverish Amalea who just wants to cuddle and nurse. Even sick, this little girl is so joyful!
You see, I wouldn't trade my job, my life, with anyone, despite how much work comes with raising 8 children. Is it really too much work to raise a large family? I read THIS today, linked on someone else's blog and was so encouraged and, I admit, got more than a little fired-up! What a GREAT perspective on the work it takes to raise a large family versus someone who chooses to limit the amount of children they have based on the volume of work involved. Makes you think.
In Christ, Laura