Being pregnant, and usually with six kids in tow, I sometimes get asked:
"So, is this it?"
"Is this your last one?"
"So, are you done after this one?"
or any variation along the same lines.
My favorite response is to say "I hope not! After all, I'm ONLY thirty-three years old, so I should have at least 10 more years in me!" ***smile*** followed by "We just still think children are a blessing."
By making it sound like the person asking was implying I might be done because of my AGE as opposed to the sheer NUMBER of kids, it usually has them backing off quickly.
You know, having babies with a loving and devoted Dad is really fun. It builds and strengthens a marriage. So why stop?
Attacked by his girls after getting home from a business trip
Most parents would agree that they could not imagine life without any single one of their children. The loss of a child is probably the greatest grief a parent could ever have to endure. So why, why, why do people willingly sign up for such a loss? Why go to great lengths and spend money to withhold such blessings? Do parents really think any subsequent children would be loved and cherished less? That once we had them, we would miss them less if we were to lose them? Anyone with more than one child knows this to be untrue.
"[...] being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered."
(1 Peter 3:7)