I know there have been a few posts recently about babies, and I couldn’t help joining in. My husband and I recently found out that we are expecting our fifth (yes, as in 5) child. Some people think that we are crazy. In fact, when we found out, I thought this cannot be possible. There must be some kind of mistake. We have laughed and very adamantly denied the possibility of any more children every time someone would bring it up. I thought surely God made a mistake, we are not the right people for this job (still not sure that we are:).
But over the past few weeks of constantly needing a bathroom, cravings and outgrowing my clothes yet again, I have done a lot of thinking and praying. I think that I am not in error when I say that we as a group of bloggers believe in life-on-life discipleship. Is there an easier more obvious way than beginning with those little moldable hearts right in our very own homes? My daughter Olivia’s most recent conversation topic has been “Mommy, can you tell me about God?” Does it get any better than that?!
Raising five children 5 years and under will not be easy and five teenagers under one roof…. Well, I’m not sure I even want to dwell on that thought right now. But is it really such a crazy outlandish thought to have five kids (or more)? I don’t think so. The Bible says that children are a blessing from the Lord. I don’t ever want to be enjoying the material blessings so much that I deny the deeper, longer lasting blessings, the ones that may take up more of my time, or money, or cause my hair to turn gray prematurely. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think we will end up with 20 or anything, but of our five children, I cannot imagine life without any one of them. And while the task is extremely scary and just a little overwhelming, it is an amazing privilege and opportunity we have as moms to influence and raise these little ones for the honor and glory of the Lord.
So I think this is probably the last one….maybe;)