Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Do you want more kids?

That's a question Ryan and I often hear these days.

I think some people are just curious. And I think some people wonder - knowing the journey we've been on to get to a family of four - if we'll now go on to have a half-dozen little kiddos.

For those of you wondering, I don't think either of us envisions a half-dozen little Mays running around in the future :)

Ryan tells me he's willing to "take a couple more" and that he's happy to adopt any other children that might come into our family.

I'm not sure what my response is quite yet. Do I think our family of four is complete? Not necessarily. Do I have a plan for the growth of our family? Absolutely not. Would I be happy and content with the two miracles I have? Totally and completely.

There is a part of me that would love to experience pregnancy and childbirth again. There is a part of me that would love to adopt another child whose family cannot care for him/her.

I think we'll spend a few years enjoying our family of four while trusting God to make clear what His plan is for our family.


Little JoAnn said...

I love the way you are pondering this question. My husband always answers by saying, "We are always open to life." Your family is so precious and adorable! Love, Little JoAnn

Sew said...

We have all learned from our infertility it is not in our hands. If only we could control it.... :)

Holly Rutchik said...

Wow! I can't tell you how much this post blessed me! i feel like it was a "God moment" because I have never come upon your blog before.
My hubby has big health issues due to a genetic condition. We have 2 daughters and have recently found out they are BOTH in the clear and the condition was not passed onto them. PTL. Now, with the state of my hubby's health and the shocking fact that both our daughters are healthy, we get this question (and many opinions) often. i don't know the answer - I feel very similar to how you feel. The words were beautiful. Thank you and may God bless you and your family in whatever way He sees best! In Christ, Holly

kate kramer said...

I hope you have more kids only (maybe not only) because your miracles are so darn cute! It is a great blessing to read your blog and be reminded of home while I am away. It makes Mill City just a little bit closer! Thank you!

This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

I think the last sentence of this post is how you should answer that question to everyone who asks. It is PERFECT.

God's will be done. Already proven to be so glorious in your life :)