Â I was asked this today during my visit Friday with the nurse from the health department.Â That's a good question.Â I can't remember exactly what I told her, but my reply was a negative in some form.Â But while trying to go back to sleep early this morningÂ I realized that I should have truthfully replied that yes, we do have family planning - God!
It's interesting, but when we first considered taking God into the equation when considering "family planning", we got so excited about our "new" outlook that we told people right and left about it.Â The responces were varied, including everything from agreement to anger!Â Due to our family size, I rarely, if ever, am the one to bring up the subject.Â Â And I'll tell them "We let God plan our family" (or something like that.Â Jokingly I'll often add funny comments like "He hasn't made any mistakes so far" or "they're all keepers" - and of course, there's the old "don't you know what causes that?"Â This one I have a variety of answers to ranging from sublime "yes - and we now keep out toothbrushes separate" to the audacious "yes- and we are really good at it - if you need any pointers, let me know!"I've only used that one twice - and both times it was with a person who was being insulting in there comments - they both laughed nervously and left it at that!Â I've regretted using that one, but I love to joke about that one!
So, why do we have more than four times the national average when it comes to children?Â Aren't we concerned about adding to the "population explosion"?Â Aren't we worried about not meeting all our children's needs?Â Those and others are great questions I've been asked recently and I'd like to take the time to answer those questions and other for you!
But.... this would be a really long blog entry that could potentially take days to write/read, so I've added a new category for my blog entries and I'll break down my thoughts/beliefs into smaller entries for you!
So as I find time, I'll post about why we believe what we believe and answer questions I've been asked, as well as those that might come in response to my posts!
Lastly, please understand that I believe what I believe to be true, but I know that very few will agree with me, and I understand that - God has each of us in His hands and challenges each of us in different ways - my only request is that you prayfully consider your choices when you are "planning your family" - as most families make their choices without even considering what God would have them do!Â We did for many years!
I'm looking forward to this, I hope you are too!