Welcome to our new series Q&A – Your Questions Answered! In this video series, I will be answering the questions you have asked through email, comments or the questionnaire I sent out to the Email Club members.
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I will take one question per week and answer them in a short video. So, sit back, relax and enjoy!
Q&A Video #1
Transcript (more or less!):
Hey, its Dina-Marie from Cultured Palate and I’m super excited about the new series, “Your Questions Answered”!
This is the first in the series and today’s question comes from Amelia who asks – “Did you always want a big family?”
Amelia, I have to say yes. But, I have one sister so, to me a big family would be four children. Then, I met my husband, John.
He is number 10 of 12 children SO, my idea of a big family changed!
I loved how much fun they had, the noise and all the interaction.
As we began having children, I realized how true the verse in Psalm 127:3 is – children ARE a gift.
A gift is something good – right? Who doesn’t want gifts?
As I thought about this, I realized that if I could trust God with my eternal salvation, I could trust Him with the number of children I should have.
Has it been easy? No. I had difficult pregnancies, multiple miscarriages, and besides, children cost money and take time. They really change your priorities.
But the joy is more than I could have ever dreamed. Not just for the children and all they are and add to our family. There is not one of them I would not have! But, also for what they show me about myself.
They are definitely mirrors. If I see bad attitudes in them, most of the time I can look at myself and see right where those attitudes are coming from.
They also teach me so much about love – God’s love for me and His patience with me.
We chose to have a big family and that has meant sacrifice – time, material possessions, finances…BUT, it is totally worth it.
And, YES, I would do it all again!