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07 January 2010

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Cathie B

You hit the nail on the head and it's a feeling that mainstream America just can't seem to get its hands (or minds) around.

I, too, came from a family of two. I was told from little on not to have children because they were "too much work" or "cost too much". So, is it any wonder my family can not understand our joy?

We totally understand that feeling of joy and undeservedness. I know that undeservedness is not a word and that is not what you said, but it is how we feel, being so blessed.

Your post totally made my day.

MelanieB

That reminds me of what my dad said a while back about living past the age his father was when he died. He said he felt like he didn't have a map, didn't know how to live that long. He had anxiety dreams. So it makes sense to me that you also feel like you don't have a map for how to be a mother of more than two children. Seeing other families doing it is not the same as experiencing it for yourself. I wouldn't be surprised if I felt similarly if we get to pregnancy #5, having come from a family with 4 children.

Tabitha

Ok, this is really giving me something to think about. I am from a family of 6 biological children. I have one adopted sister, but she was 13 when we met her. So, there are seven of us, but kind of only 6.

I have felt so content since having my 6th child. Very ambiguous about having any more. Not feeling like God is giving us any direction (yet). I wonder if the size of my family growing up has anything to do with the dynamics and the quandary?

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