About Large Family Mother & her Blog
Large Family is a winner of Top 25 Moms with Big Families - 2012
Did you always want a big family? If not, when did you change your mind?
I grew up with one sister, and we were supposedly "scientifically" spaced exactly Five years apart. Since I didn't know any better, I assumed this was the best way to go. I sort of stumbled into having three, spaced very closely together, which was very frowned upon by friends and family. But I loved each so dearly, I truly understood what God meant when He said that children are a blessing and a reward! Fortunately, some kind friends in 1988 lent us a book called "The Way Home" by Mary Pride, which caused us to rethink all of our family planning ideals.
After reading, "The Way Home," our eyes were opened and we began to see that we had been culturally "hoodwinked" into living a very impoverished life and worldview--so we put our trust completely in God and went full-speed ahead. My husband, David and I have trusted God for family size now for almost 30 years and today we have 15 wonderful children!
What's a common misconception about big families?
A common misconception about big families is that it's a horrible life for a woman. This is so, so very false! The Bible says that God makes the barren woman the happy mother of children, and I think more women would be much happier if they had more children. We tell women to seek fulfillment, yet we scare them off from the most fulfilling job they could ever experience!
If we are bound to work and pour our lives out for 50 years or so, why not do it for our own families and children? Besides the emotional and psychological benefits, there are also physical rewards--pregnancy and childbirth are not "unnatural" to a woman's body, and there are numerous documented health benefits associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding, which we almost never hear about from the media and medical communities.
My husband, David and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this September 2012.
We have recently written a book entitled, "Homeschool Sanity: a Practical Guide to Redemptive Home Educating," which is available on Amazon.com which shares much about our Biblical worldview and family journey.
How many children do you have? What's the age difference between the oldest and youngest?
My husband and I have 15 children. There are 25 years between the oldest and the youngest.
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