Why I Would Love More Children…


I understand that the concept of wanting more children baffles people. I can accept that some may think I am crazy. After all, most people only want something when it is easy and gives immediate satisfaction. – and yes I want those kind of things too…


The reasons I would love more children are so  much deeper than that. First and foremost, I feel it is my calling to have a big group of youngins. Not that any of it is easy, but there is a sense of peace when you feel like you are doing what you were created to do. I is kinda like finding your niche. Some days you may think, “Oh man I want a different niche!” But in the bottom of your soul you would never change a thing.


Secondly, I am a much better person today than I was before my first was born. Ya see, whatever God has called you to do, He will turn it around to glorify Him in some way. These children have tested my patience in more ways than I could have ever imagined, but through all that they have taught me perseverance, the power of self-control, and endless love.


Of course I have a list of purely “selfish” reasons why I would LOVE more children…

1. Newborn smell.

2.They entertain each other.

3. Lots of people to take care of us when we are old.

4. Always crazy stories to tell.

5. Lots of birthday celebrations.

6. Always someone to make you laugh.

7. Always a time you have to think “Help me jesus!” 🙂

8. Leftovers all get eaten.

9. More hands to clean the kitchen…Not quite helpful yet, but will be.

10. Always someone to cuddle.


So lets face it, that “selfish list” of wanting more children goes right on the window at the crazy moments of the day. If I am having children for my self fulfilment I will become frustrated very easy when MY needs aren’t being meant. The above list is all just a bonus to the calling. Some days we get the bonus others we don’t.


Here are my reasons of why I would LOVE more children from an eternal perspective…

1. It is apart of God’s original design.

2. More hands to help others in need.

3. More voices to spread God’s word.

4. A family legacy for generations.

5. A greater chance to impact the world.

6. More souls in heaven.

7. Eternal peace from doing God’s will in my life.

8. More feet to reach to the ends of the earth.

9. More ears to listen to the brokenhearted.

10. More hearts filled with the love of God.


So when asked if I want more children and I say “yes” it’s not because I’m really good at the whole momma thing or because I have angels for children or because I have the patience of Job. In fact, I get on to myself every single day for not being the momma I want to be, and often fuss at my kids because they aren’t behaving the way I want.


I would Love more because I strive to follow God’s will through the great days when my “selfish list” is getting fulfilled and even on the bad ones when I look around and think, “Yep  I’m crazy.”


The attitude of loving the thought of more children is about so much more than me. It is my impact on the world.  I am given the chance to fully invest in souls that can reach farther than I could have ever imagined. I believe big things can happen when you follow God’s voice and turn away from the world’s.


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9 Responses to Why I Would Love More Children…

  • This is interesting to come across. I recently told Hun that in some ways it seems to me like less than 4 children would almost be an incomplete family, to me. I shocked him and he’s still trying to digest this information. I would be extremely happy with whatever number of children we’re blessed to have, no matter what! 🙂

  • Thank you for this. I get the worst looks when I say I am not done yet. I am happy with my three and if that is what God has in store for me and my family, then I am content. But, I just can’t say that I am done! Who am I to say that. Only God can know what blessings He has in store for Me! Thank you for your honesty on a very unpopular topic! May God bless you with many more little hands to hold and hearts to love!

  • I love this post! I’m only on my first baby and sometimes I wonder how I’ll ever make it with more! I love your “non-selfish” reasons and I wish more people had that mindset. I just found your blog through the linkup and am VERY glad I did! 🙂

  • Donna Short says:

    All I can say, is I am learning that God is in control of our lives…He will see you through whatever He allows.

  • I don’t think a person has “selfish” reasons for wanting another baby. 🙂 Your reasons are wonderful reasons. I do love your reason #9. I hope you are blessed with another baby. With your attitude, I hope you are blessed with a lot more. You are giving all your youngins a wonderful life with a very loving mother, something many children don’t have.

  • Brittany…I loved your sweet post. And my favorite reasons were your eternal ones. Sounds like you are a great mama now and will be to any more children the Lord chooses to give you if it be His will. Thank you for sharing at Monday’s Musings. Blessings.

  • Alyssa says:

    I love this post. We are called to be fruitful and multiply, so I think you are being obedient. 🙂 My husband grew up in a family of twelve, and although I initially thought one child might be enough for us, God has been changing my heart. I really feel that we will have a large family, and that thrills me! All in His perfect timing, and according to His will, of course. Happy to have found your blog, and looking forward to following along!

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