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Large Family Advantage
Is there an advantage to having a large family? I say yes!
Many people wonder what its like to have a large family. Well I can tell you from experience, there’s never a dull moment. There are ups, downs, and lots of in betweens. Having five children sure makes for a busy life. One good thing is you’ll never get lonely. Daily routines can seem like impossibilities, and organization can seem like a fire drill, but I love a challenge. Large families make you step up and say, “YES, I CAN,” even when you’re thinking, “OH MY GOD!” I have five children, three boys and two girls, ranging in age from 4 to 15. Raising boys is nothing like raising girls, but equally challenging as a parent. Girls do seem to need more attention, where boys are happy with just a little. Having a large family is not for the faint of heart. It takes work, and this is one job you can’t quit or walk out on. Failure is never an option with that many depending on you. You must drive on and of course with that much incentive, it’s a breeze. O.K., are you scared yet? Sorry, that was not my intention, having a large family is hard at times, but it has been great too. I wouldn’t trade a single minute of it, good or bad. The memories we made, the bonds that we created, and the sacrifices we made as not only a family, but a team, these are the things I hold most dear. I believe challenges always bring out the best in a person. I am a better man today because of my family. They are the inspiration in all that I do. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I already know what I’m most thankful for, my family. I am so lucky to have such a large family around the holidays; it always makes me smile. Christmas is the best time of the year, and not far off. I love to see the joy Christmas brings to my children, and the way everyone seems to get closer around that time of year. A time for giving, sharing and thinking of others is a great time, especially when it’s with your family. The advantages to having a large family are many. You live, you love, you laugh and you cry, but you learn so much about life, and each other, the advantages are really for you to decide.