14 February 2011

Thank you!

Under random circumstances, I found myself talking to a random person, a pastor-type grandpa-type person, and I had a baby with me, and he asked if it were my first, and I said no it was my fifth, and he, shocked, said, "Five! That's wonderful! Not just for you, for us! We need more of that! Thank you!"

Thank you! He said that! So girls, I wanted to pass it on. Thank you.

4 comments:

Leah said...

I think there are more people who see a ray of HOPE when they see a woman nowadays who is happy to be the mother of many children than we realize at times... especially older people.

(And I believe that often a lot of younger women, though they may not feel the liberty to show it, look in awe and secret hope as well... that there IS someone out there with faith enough to do what they wish they could do, but whose God-given desire for a family and more little children has been almost snuffed out by the pressure of the principalities and powers of this world.)

Gauntlets said...

I think you're right, Leah, about the young women. The few my husband has as members of his parish are fascinated by the prospect of this, our fifth living child. One ventured to tell me, "I might like to have five kids some day." :)

Anyway, it's for those girls and for my own children that I work to keep myself from looking too terribly bedraggled of a Sunday morning. :P

lisa said...

How lovely! I'm glad you shared.

Anonymous said...

"I believe that often a lot of younger women, though they may not feel the liberty to show it, look in awe and secret hope as well."


Yes, they do.

The pressure against motherhood comes from parents, friends, media, educators. I could go on and on. That secret hope is deliberately squashed in this most affluent society of all time.

Gee, I wonder what force in the universe could be behind such a trend.