Did you always want a big family? If not, when did you change your mind?
I wanted a big family since my first daughter was a year old. I couldn't imagine that anything I ever could do would be better or more fulfilling than devoting my life to my family and having more children.
I remember going to a garage sale with my one and only child on my hip. The home owner had four very young children running around. This looked like a positively delightful achievement to my motherful eyes. I commented on her 'big family' and told her I wanted a big family too. She asked me how many kids I wanted. I replied, "At least six." She said that's what she had always said too, but they are stopping now at four.
I wondered if I'd ever get to four - or six. I'm happy and sooo busy with seven -and one more on the way!!