"I couldn't handle 5 kids!"
"I was done at 2."
"I just don't have the patience for that many kids."
"Why have more kids? How are you going to have a relationship with each of them?!"
I have heard these statements and questions many times. "Why have more kids?" I like to reply with: "Why not?" I don't know about you, but many of my own answers to the "why not?" are selfish.
We are allowing God to plan our family size because:
*I want everyone that God wants here, here.
*I don't want one little person to be missing from our family.
*I know that God uses children to refine us in major ways to make us more like His Son.
*I believe He designed us to have children. He designed us with a desire to be intimate and out of that intimacy He designed conception. (p.s. I know intimacy has more purposes than just making babies) Preventing pregnancy goes against His design and His desire to bless us with the wonderful gift of a child!
*Children are forever. I don't like messing with deciding if a little one that lasts forever exists in the first place. That's too big of a decision for me.
*My husband has the conviction to let God lead in all areas of life including family planning.
*Children are presented as a blessing, gift and reward and why turn that down from our Creator? He presents debt as a curse and children as a blessing... it seems our culture is embracing the wrong one.
I am not doing this:
*Because I want a whole bunch of kids.
*Because I am so good at being a mom (I am not a very good one. Especially with babies.)
*Because I want to earn extra points in heaven.
*Because I love being pregnant (I hate it actually because I have 9 month all day "morning" sickness).
|Here I am with our second "reversal baby". Chloe Marie.|
My first blog post about our vasectomy reversal
Love these thoughts from Barbie at "In the Nursery of the Nation"
Kelly Crawford with Generation Cedar
A neat interview by Holly Elliff on Revive Our Hearts