Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Big Families

I often hear people making rude remarks behind the backs of those about to have their third or fourth children. Are large families really a form of abuse and neglect towards your precious first and second borns?? I don’t think so.

We need to remember that the Bible says that children are a blessing from the Lord! We also need to remember that there are MILLIONS of orphans whose cries are heard by God, and that the joy of following His call to embrace them in love will ALWAYS overshadow whether your existing children were able to have the newest clothes or a Wii.

I read the blogs of several women who have 6, 7, 8, 9 children! Trying to imagine their daily lives blows my mind. It is a drastic measure. But God calls Christians to drastic love! And they all testify that their children have gained remarkably more by being among so many siblings than they ever would have otherwise. And they testify that adoption is an indescribable blessing.

I can't imagine God entrusting Brad & me with such sweet & great responsibility as a large family. But I do know that if He does, it will be a precious lesson on learning to rely only on Him for what we’d be POWERLESS to do on our own.  All I know at the moment is that I CAN'T WAIT to go to Uganda!!!


Alli and Korey said...

I LOVE this entry! It is amazing how if you talk about wanting more than 2 kids people do act like you are crazy and somehow neglecting your first born children. Children are a blessing from God and can there really be too many "blessings!?"

Jim and April said...

I also LOVE this entry! Thanks for writing it....i too have seen this happening many times! I feel the same way as you that if God would entrust Jim and I with such a large family, I would feel so blessed! Kids need love most and to learn about our savior and family more than a wii or the newest game!

Shauna said...

As a mom of a "medium" size family (5 kids) I have to say having a big family is easier. That may sound strange but they play with eachother. My oldest loves, loves, loves cooking - so like this morning I sat and played on facebook while she made toast and eggs! :) I love having a big family!