I have been meaning to start another survey/poll like the one I have above about how many children you have, but I wanted to write first about how awesome it is that so many of you have 3+ children! I wanted everyone to see the the diversity of family sizes before I started a new one!
Let me tell you why I love big families! I come from a family of 8 children - 2 boy and 5 girls. It was always a blast growing up - there was never a dull moment, you learned to eat fast or not at all, and you always had someone to talk to! In fact, when I moved out to go to college, I HAD to have music playing or be around a lot of people while studying (instead of in a quiet place like most people) because I could concentrate better!
I have a big extended family too! I have about 70 cousins (60 of them are from one side), two aunts with 15 children, one with 8 (7 of them are boys), and 2 sets of grandparents still alive. When we have a family reunion (on one side) we take up a whole hotel in the Wisconsin Dells. My family is so big in fact that I honestly (and sadly) do not even know some of my cousins' names. I could pass right by some of their spouses and children and not even know they are related to me! In my defense, my family has always lived at least 2 states away from everyone else so we were never saw them much, but we sure loved getting to know everyone at those crazy family reunions!
So anyways, that is why I loved to see that many of you have 3+ children and 10 of you have 4+! That is great! I think families are a huge blessing from God no matter how large or small, but you have a lot of love (and challenges) in those big families.
But God bless those mothers who have expanded and expanded and expanded their brood! God has a special place in heaven for you....with a huge spa, endless massages, and many, many drinks of your choice!