So, I want to go on this big rant about what not to say to/about “big families” and stay-at-home moms because it’s just super irritating and a lot of times hurtful. But I’m not going to rant… I’m just going to “throw some truth” out there.
Throughout our family journey, we have faced many, many trials. And if we were in the place we were 4 years ago, I am almost certain we would have only had our first child. But we have been beyond blessed with the path God has led us down. We are not rich by any means, but we have made tremendous sacrifices to be at the point that we are at now. I promise you, that our children do not go without anything that they need. Please don’t ask me how we can afford to care for our children.
Our oldest child is not quite 5, so each new day brings with it a new discovery. I am in awe of these amazing little people who have captured my heart. And with our twins, I am so fascinated by their different personality traits that come through more and more each and every day. I know that every child is different. However, to watch 2 children at the exact same age develop and grow right alongside each other is truly remarkable. Please don’t tell me how bored you would get being home all day with your children.
Yes, some days are tougher than others. And there will be fit throwing and frustrations made known. Yes, even in public. Please don’t feel sorry for me. I’ve got this, even if it may not seem that way right at that moment.
I may literally have my hands full with a baby in each arm, at times, and with an older brother and sister in tow. Please don’t tell me about how “full my hands are”, unless followed by something about how my heart is fuller.
All of my children greatly resemble each other, yes this is true. Yes, there are 1, 2, 3…4 of them. Please do not ask me if they are all mine.
Again, that’s 4 children. I DO know how we got them. Please don’t feel the need to educate me about where “babies come from”.
Apparently having 4 kids, puts you in the “Big Family” category. Honestly, a “big family” is not anything we had planned on. We had our first 2, and knew that we wanted to try for one more. Three seemed like a good number to us. God had other plans… we now have 4 little ones. We thought we would be done at 3. Apparently we don’t always know what God is going to throw our way. Please don’t ask me if we are done having children yet.
This journey may not be easy, or quite what we expected, but the amount of love we have in this family cannot be measured. And I will gladly sacrifice. I wouldn’t trade this life for anything!