As a mother of (many) children, my mind is constantly thinking 5 steps ahead and often times I get stuck in those steps and forget the people I’m doing it all for.
I, like my wife Cassanda, have 10 kids, 2 sets of twins, 9 boys and 1 girl, all born within 10 years.
Because of all this I’m reminded again and again how important family is and even if it’s hard work, it’s all worth it. Also when life gets hard, take a deep breath and hold on because there’s usually something good around the corner!
I started wanting a big family because that’s what I knew and what brought me joy, but I still feel like it’s best for us because it helps give my children more friendship, love, and confidence.
Sometimes life seems so big and overwhelming and your not sure how you’ll ever make it through. But that’s why God gave us our loved ones, whether it’s a spouse, a family member, or a friend.
Out of my ten children I’ve nursed some and bottle fed most. Both are wonderful and a free baby is best, then why is it so hard to fail at one? When do you keep going and when do you choose a different course?
Jacob and I joke how this baby’s scheduled c-section day is the worst timing; July 17th is right in the middle of summer for us.
When you feel like you aren’t measuring up to a standard set by someone else or even yourself, please remember, you are doing far better than you think, than you know.