My children are my life! I knew from a very young age that I always wanted to have children. There was no question about it. Is it stressful? Yes. Do you go insane from time to time? Yes. Do you long to be able to have private time while in the bathroom? Why yes but would I change it for the world no! Okay that is a lie I would LOVE to be able to go to the bathroom in peace but the trade off is completely worth it. Our boys have added so much joy to our lives and we can not imagine life with out them!
I was just reading an article on CNN- Does having children make you happy?- and for me yes it does! The article states that nearly one out of every five woman choose to not have children because they feel their lives are happier without them. There are some people who don't need to be parents. Trust me I get this but it just baffles my mind that there are people out there that are all about traveling and seeing the world and witnessing the greatest wonders of the world and yet they choose not to have children. To me they are missing out on Gods greatest gift!! Even if you take God out of the equation and I am not sure you really can after experiencing child birth it is still the most amazing thing ever!
You are given a little life that is just amazing! I am sorry but there is not one sun set or one water fall or one what ever that could ever match that feeling of your child smiling at you for the first time or seeing them take their first steps or hearing them call you mama and saying how much they love you every day! There is nothing that could ever top that!
So I guess it is not that the gal in the article chooses to not have children that is her choice. Part of me feels sad for her but then I understand that there are people who have children all the time who never wanted them and thus the children suffer. I get that. What I am having a hard time grasping is the fact that the article states that children make our lives miserable and that we would be better off without them! I am sooo sorry but I would love to know what samplings of people they chose for their studies. Parents may be more stressed but really would any of us trade it in for the opposite?? The rewards are so much greater than the negatives and for me my children are my greatest accomplishment and I could not ever imagine life with out them no matter how much sleep I loose! I am one happy mama and so thankful to have been given this opportunity so add that to your study people!