"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

You Made My Day

Okay here's another post related to Costco. (It just happens to be my biggest outing once every two weeks.)

I was pushing my cart, which was filled with, not groceries, but four little urchins begging for the nearest food sample. The lady who was handing out the samples couldn't help but notice the children. Just as I was preparing myself for the usual verbal assault my entourage can evoke, she said, "Are they all yours? Children are a wonderful heritage. I hope you keep going, large families are so special. I know it is a lot of work when they are little, but it is well worth it."

Thank you kind woman. You made my day.

We are a minority who believe...

Psalm 127:3-5
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.

5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.


  1. Amen.
    It is always encouraging (and surprising) to meet someone who believes as we do.

  2. It's such an unexpected gift to get encouraging words like that when you're out and about with your children.

  3. Good Post. It's always nice to be reminded.

  4. The other day when my husband was with me at the store he was shocked when a woman walked up looked at my 2 year old, 1 year old, and 8 months pregnant tummy and asked with obvious disgust "This must be your last, right?". Somehow at that moment I had the grace to just smile and say "oh no, we love children and want as many as we an have. Can you imagine a more exciting life?"