Like many guys I went into marriage not wanting a ton of kids or wanting them too early. We were on the five year plan and then would only try to have two kids: a boy and a girl of course. That’s the normal, sensible thing to do, right? Sure, my wife was open to having more kids than that but I told her that wasn’t our plan.
In my first year of marriage I happened to randomly listen to a message called “The Centrality of the Home” by a baptist preacher named Voddie Baucham. He was speaking to a baptist convention of pastors and he spent time talking about the biblical value of kids. To say that this sermon rocked me would be an understatement. I literally felt God telling me that it was time to put my opinions on hold and have a conversation with him about this.
We now are three kids into a five-ish kid plan.
I say five-ish acknowledging that I realize it’s not a word and also because we aren’t quite sure where this journey will take us. But I cannot imagine investing myself into something else with this great of a return.