By now, everyone's heard about this news story, I'm sure...
A single mom in California gave birth to octuplets a week ago.
She also has six other children at home.
That makes fourteen children to feed, clothe and educate.
To love, hug and bathe at night.
I'm waffling, sitting on the fence with this one.
I don't make judgments about the choices that people make.
Sometimes, their decisions make me smack my head on a wall, but I know I'm not in their shoes, so it's not in my sphere of relevance to take a position on one side or the other.
Still, this one gives me pause, if only for the welfare of the children.
I've been a single mom and those two beautiful children of mine were quite enough, thanks!
At the end of the day, there were many times when I really had to stretch my reserve of lovin' energy to be kind and nurturing with my two darlings. I cannot imagine having the where-with-all to have enough left over at the end of a work day to give in equal shares to all fourteen of the little hummers.
I wish her well, send prayers to her and her children.
I hope they strike it rich, get a book deal or an exclusive interview that pays really well.
I hope with all my heart that she and her children are loved and supported in every way possible.
...and I want you to know that I'm quite happy and content with my little brood of two, thanks all the same!
“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” ~ Unknown
A few of my much-loved motley crew, courtesy of one of my two darlings, very early last Christmas morning...Merry Christmas, Mugga!