My wife and I, being absurdly in love with one another while struggling to be faithful Catholics, are very open to, and actively pray for, a large family.
This often brings about reactions of bewilderment from friends, even Christian ones, along with the inevitable question: “How do you think you’re going to afford all those kids?” To which our reply is always the same: “God will provide.”
For some reason, that answer never seems to suffice. When it comes to having children, God’s will needs to fall in line with their will.
However, the Scripture makes it clear that children are ALWAYS a blessing, no matter the situation: Certainly sons are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb, a reward. Psalm 127:3-5
My wife and I know that raising a big family will bring many struggles, and that money doesn’t just fall from the sky. But as the Lord blesses us with children, his grace gives us strength and motivation to work hard and accept the necessary sacrifices as we provide for our family.
When we trust God’s will, we’ll find more joy than we could have ever hoped to achieve on our own.