We are that family that takes up an entire row wherever we go. When I see how many chairs we take up I think 2 things. #1 No wonder we never get invited to people’s homes and #2 what effect will this many chairs have on the world?
That’s the one thing I cherish about having a large family, it’s knowing that my odds are higher that at least one or two will turn out good, and if all of them turn out amazing (which so far so good) then I cannot wait to see the impact my little humans are going to have on this world. ( though this picture was taken in church an hour before my 5 year old decided to run around shirtless. sheesh!)
I see this row and wonder, who will have children, who will get a degree, who will be well known, and who will be a volunteer behind the scenes?
I know that because my row is a lot longer than most families, that our trials and joys may be longer too. There may be many heart aches, struggles, perhaps suffering and sorrow, but my odds of rejoicing, sharing in their successes and amazingness has also increased. I’m blessed!
If I stick to it now, doing my best to raise wonderful children, keeping them grounded in faith, and established in love, then perhaps #1 we’ll get invited to more people’s homes, and #2 we will reap joyfully all that we’ve sown.