I'm raising 5 amazing children...

Lin - posted on 11/19/2008 ( 9 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone,



I'm a mother of 5 wonderful children....one set of twins along with three children. I just had my set of twins 3 months ago and my older children are, 5, 6 and 7. It has been a challenging adventure but one worth taking. They are the light of my eyes. I would not have it any other way. I look forward to chatting with you all.



Blessings,

Lin

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Lin - posted on 01/12/2009

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God bless you Amanda and Katrina for the wonderful big families' you all have as well. I am sorry Amanda about your daughter getting hurt numerous times by one of your children, I can imagine what you go through. But you seem to have it all under control and you seem to remain optimistic through the tough times. At the end of the day we always love our children no matter what and we never have regrets because one day when they are all married with children we will look at them with such pride and a sense of accomplishments. Not to mention those beautiful and memorable family reunion during the holidays'! Children are a true blessing and a gift from God! I am so very grateful to have met all of you ladies' and see how much in common I have with you all. It's truly refreshing to read each and everyone of your stories' and be able to relate with most of the things you ladies' mentioned.



Have a great week!



Continue to be blessed,

Lin

Kellie - posted on 01/12/2009

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it is amazing how the bigger the family really the less that everyone has to do to make it work. I mean that the older kids help the younger ones out. Now that my kids are getting older, I see that more true. My oldest is driving and helps me out by taking his siblings places too. It takes allot of the stress off of me. Also, the girls have each other to talk to about boy issues. they dont always want to hear what mom has to say.

Katrina - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hahahaa!  This is neat!  Yes,  all those looks and comments and then once in a while someone will say something really nice about having a big family.  A genuine "What a beautiful family!  God bless you!"  That is nice when you hear that.  I remember going on vacation to the mainland U.S. in '06 and getting out of our van one by one-people would stop and stare like they never saw so many come out of one van before!  It was funny!  At the time we had a 4, 3, and 18 mo. old twins as well as 3 adults.  Big families are so much fun.  I really enjoy hearing that I am not the only one out here!  God bless all of you and keep the great stories coming!

Amanda - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hi.  I too have 5 wonderful children, a girl of 10, boy of 8, boy of 6(who has severe disability and tourrettes) girl of 2 1/2(3 next month) and a boy of 19 months.  I was single and raising them all alone, until a little over a year ago, when the father of my two babies, moved in to help me.  It was difficult at times raising them all by myself, but now that I have help, it is easier most days.  The biggest challenges have been with dealing with my 6 year old, with his adhd.  He has harmed my 2 year old daughter numerous times, one of which, she ended up in hospital waiting for 8 hours to have her lip stitched with 3 stitches after he pushed her and split it open.  All in all though, I would never change it for the world!  When asked when we are out and about if they are all mine, and I respond with a yes, people look at me like I am crazy, and ask how I manage.  "quite well" is usually my response!  It is nice to see that I am not the only one out there with 5 children :)

Lin - posted on 01/11/2009

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Hi Cassie,



I commend you for the wonderful, big family you have created. I always feel proud of women who have a big family because that shows their strength, and it also shows that they are willing to take chances are up to the challenge. I was also raised in a big family, I am the youngest of 7 children. Ever since I was a child, I always wanted to have a big family and I thank God for giving me that opportunity and for allowing me to continue the family tradition. :) My children are my life, they mean the world to me. I cannot imagine life without them! so I understand what you mean when you say that in bad times there's always more happy times with them because that's exactly how I feel.



Blessings,

Lin

Cassie - posted on 01/10/2009

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hi i am a single mum with 6 kids ages from my twins 13 boys, and my girls 9,8,6,4.



i agree i wouldn't change it for any thing they are my life....



but one thing i get annoyed with is when i tell people i have 6 kids they always say don't i own a tv. and how do i do it....



i always say i wouldn't change it for a thing with the bad times theres always more happy times with them.......

Lin - posted on 01/10/2009

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Hello Alison and Kellie it is so nice and refreshing to meet you both! I also get those looks' and faces of disbelief when I tell people I have 5 children. People always give me the same feedback....they ask me, "How do you do it?" and "You have your hands' full". I always give everybody the same response which is, "through the Grace of God I am able to do it". Whenever we all go out to eat at a restaurant we always have people stare at us and even approach us at the dinner table commenting on how big our family is, I still find it weird and odd. Everywhere we go we have people stare at us and stop us in our tracks just to ask how old our children are and if they are all ours! which is another thing I find weird, but I am beginning to get use to it. I am sure you ladies' have experienced the same thing....



Kellie, I see that your children are older and pretty close in age, God bless you for the family that you have created through the Grace of God.



Alison, I agree with you in regards to loving your big family and at the same time appreciating your private time with your husband. Having a big family feels' to me like a sense of accomplishment and a true blessing from God. Not many women are willing or able to have a large family, so I commend you for taking pride in the family that you have created through the Grace of God and for appreciating what you have.



Take care Alison and Kellie, I hope to chat again with you both. Thank you for sharing your life with me. It feels good to meet other women like me, and be able to relate to one another.



Blessings,

Lin

Kellie - posted on 01/10/2009

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Hi. I also have 5 kids. 18 yr old boy, 14 girl 13 girl 10 girl and 7 boy. bookend boys. but 3 teens. oh my... there are days.... i also have people look at me funny when i say that i have 5 kids. i make it through everyday by the grace of God. They are really good kids though and I am trully blessed to watch them grow every day.

Alison - posted on 01/10/2009

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I agree with you so much and would not change my children for the world. I have five children too, four boys aged 15, 8 and identical twins of 2yrs and one princess who is 6yrs old. I am amazed by the response i get each time when i say i have five children from other people, the looks of disbelief or disgust. I love having a large family but at the same time love it when they are all tucked up in bed and we have adult time. It is a challenge and chaotic but so worth the laughs and fun!

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