Over the past few days I've been reading some stories, blogs and comments bashing families that have a large number of children. This is all due to the controversy over Nadya Suleman and the Octuplets.
My how we judge. It's crazy and a little disappointing that people are so angry.
We are raising eight kids together now.
It takes a village, and we have a strong support system of family and friends. The children are 12, 8, 7, 7, 5, 4 , 4 & 1. One child has juvenile diabeties, one child was born premature and one child has Biliary Atresia. Somedays we want to pull our hair out and we yell at each other because we are frustrated. Those days don't over shadow the good ones.
We are a step-family and it's very challenging.
The Jeub family posted on their website that they received this message recently:
"You guys who say we want to have as many as GOD gives us sicken me. This is not the medieval times, this is an advanced age [where] everyone has access to birth control. We should know and do better than animals. By having a lot of children, you people put unbearable demands on planet earth. You take resources and spaces of many average families. In return more carbon emission and quickens the global warming."
WTF is going on out there in the world. Are large families destroying the Earth and ruining it for all the average families? LOL
People are crazy.
Bless your heart! My hat is off to you because I am going nuts with 2!! You go, superwoman!ReplyDelete
Well, I'm not doing it all by myself. There's a split every other week custody agreement (with his kids) and then I have a big family to help me. We all live a few blocks or even around the corner from each other. We help with each other's children all the time. It makes it a lot easier and a lot more fun. On days when you feel like pulling your hair out there's always someone there.ReplyDelete
I never really knew what "It takes a village to raise a child," was all about, until recently.
Now I'm re-thinking things, and I don't know what that Nadya Suleman is going to do. I have a lot of support and I still feel like I'm going nuts half the time.
You have EIGHT children in your house?? At one time??
I speak the power of the Lord to you.
A lady at my church had five foster children and five families each took one child EVERY weekend to give her a break. I volunteered to take the two year old every weekend for an entire year and it was great fun for me to have a little one running around!
You'd be surprised how willing people in your church who don't have children would be to take a child for the afternoon or even for the whole weekend (if you trust that person well enough).
Peace, blessings and godliness,