Artist Jim Daly
YOU Have how many children?
You may have no children;
You may have only one child,
Or perhaps two or more...
Maybe 10 babies if you could afford!
We have all heard someone ask other women this very
Question, in this very way.
"You have how many children"
"What they're all yours?"
What were YOU thinking!
Very rude in so many matters concerning this question or response!
Some women have grieved over being infertile.
Others may have only been able to have one child.
Others have been blessed and love children and have had many.
We act like children are such a burden in this world!
Well, having children is a blessing!
God tells us this in His word!
I remember as a child, I loved and so wanted to be a part of
A really large family!
(And I was a child of a family of five)
I still think others that had more brothers or sisters were lucky!
The show the Waltons has always made me feel that same way,
That being a part of a large family was somehow very special!
Even as a child, I felt this way!
A HOME where you are loved and cherished!
And there are enough of you to feel like a party is going on,
No matter what you are doing!
Someone to play or talk with at all times!
I just wanted to help us to be more aware of how we might voice,
Our responses to those women who may have many children.
Having children is a gift and we also must realize many families have
strong convictions in having children!
Others only want small families, or are unable to have children!
We are called to encourage all Mothers to their callings.
There will always be movements that come and go;
But the Lord has a desire to see us bring our children up in
The ways of the Lord...
I was so happy to see so many large families come to
A Fall function at our home this last weekend!
It was a delight to see so many happy children running around!
We must say yes to life and to tender hearts!
You go Mommas!
Being a good Mother that Loves the Lord and teaches,
Her children right from wrong!
That is what will make a happy world!
And a Home that loves and cherishes each child,
"Is a woman of great worth!"