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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