Wednesday, April 28, 2010
M.O.M.'s Mailbox- What's your Motive?
I can't believe it has been six days since posting. I do try to post every couple of days otherwise I get emails wondering if I am MIA. :-) Never to worry, life is sometimes a whirlwind and with as hard as I try to manage my time wisely and make sure to keep sharing our lives (a true tapestry of His amazing grace) with others a priority something has to give and blogging is always first on the list to go.
At any rate, I have a few more questions that should take the rest of the week to share. I want to make sure I get to all of these questions; I love hearing from you!
Question: What is your motive for having so many children?
Answer: I understand that if you're not familiar with large families it could be quite perplexing to see a family that has so many children. We all have motives for everything we do and I am truly delighted to share with you our motivation! Before my husband and I were married we discussed at great lengths our desire for many children. We knew we wanted to adopt and that in the Lords perfect timing, adoption would be part of our life story! We firmly believe that children are a blessing from the Lord. We wanted to invest our lives into the lives of the children that He would give to us. I don't put my self worth into my children, it is alone in Christ. I do however, pour every fiber of my being into my relationship with each of my children. Simply having many children that live in our home and have our last name was never the goal. The goal has always been to train each child for the glory of God. To build precious relationships with each of them that cause them to seek a personal relationship with their Creator. Joe and I both enjoy the dynamics of a large family. We wouldn't trade our lives for anything else! We continue to humbly seek the Lord for wisdom and direction as we raise each of these unique individuals for His glory! We pray over them and for them as if there was a war raging for their soul...because there is. We have cried countless tears when we saw them wander from Truth and rejoiced as we saw them return to His will for their lives. In our opinion, parenting is not a passive position. It is active and it keeps us very busy!! I don't wake every day and just take what comes. I am purposely pouring myself into my family and I LOVE every minute of it!
Does that answer your question? I have loved sharing!
With much love,
Mrs. Joseph Wood