I have always wanted a big family. And if I had of known prior to having children that this would have been the family that I was given, would I still have gone ahead with my 4 boys......without a doubt.
Blessed with love- where's the quote button?? I loved what you wrote here. I too, feel very BLESSED. HONEST... After the 2nd child, it was ultimately about having another baby, even though I would have loved to have a girl... That is what it came down to after much prayer, and so that it how I ended up with 4 children. ... and it IS a very very blessed life. I think after having my first 2 boys ( and honestly being very sad at the ultrasound for the 2nd one) I learned what a blessed it can be to have boys-- or a child of any gender for that matter. I learned that I could love as many boys as God gives me....
I don't hang around here much... but I am going to repeat something I have said here before:
It is VERY normal to have a string of the same gender, or to have a large family that is predominately the same gender. I keep seeing families with 8 kids who have 6 of the same, and 2 of the opposite. Normal, normal, normal... and us boy moms with 4 boys fall into about a 9% category I believe.... Still not very odd. Girl moms with 4 girls in a row would be a slightly lower number, but still so NORMAL!!!! So... in retrospect, I no longer feel like an oddball... and I have a feeling God knows what he's doing here... I would love to add 1 girl to my family... but in retrospect, I have to say that he must know what he's doing in giving me all these boys..Our society is not used to seeing large families as much anymore, and so I believe that is where a lot of the comments come from. People are shocked we would want so many, and then shocked that they are all the same gender... Back in the days of larger families, I am sure it was a lot more " normal" to see strings of the same gender... and let's face it: If that couple kept having children, they would most likely eventually have 1 of the opposite... But in retrospect would that mother want it any differently? Probably not... as time goes by, I think we start to understand why God plans things the way he does. My mom's friend had 12 kids. 10 boys and 2 girls. She is happy it turned out that way. I"m sure moms with a lot of girls could say the same.... As the years go by, it probably makes more and more sense.
God bless . YES WE ARE BLESSED!!!!