"We declare that God's commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force."
At a family reunion someone asked my husband and me if we wanted to have children one day. We answered with a yes. That same person in shock said, "why?" He looked around at the multiple nieces and nephews running around, the chaos that was so obvious to him and shook his head in disgust. He could not fathom this desire to raise children. We need to change the worldly view on having and raising children. I have seen children bless the lives of their parents, and have seen countless times the love parents have for their children and how they begin to understand the love God has for us through their children. What purpose do we have here on earth without that echoing commandment first given to Adam and Eve. Multiply and replenish the world. At that family reunion I saw many 4 generations there, with such joy and love in their lives it made me certain this is what I wanted for myself.
"Motherhood is not a hobby, it is a calling…it is not something to do if you can squeeze the time in. It is what God gave you time for."