We still get the stares sometimes.
We occasionally get the “are they all yours” or “your hands must be full” comments.
I’ve been asked if we run a daycare or once someone thought I was a teacher taking my life skills class for an outing.
Pretty sure our entire neighborhood knows our family.
We are loud, we are busy, and I’m convinced the inside of our van randomly produces goldfish and empty juice boxes on its own.
It’s a beautiful, sometimes chaotic, never dull life.
When asked by others if we had always planned to have a large family, we reply, “not really planned, just called.”
Everyone’s calling is different. Our was to adopt children and have a large family. There is nothing super righteous or next level spiritual in what we have done, it’s just being faithful.
One thing we have learned over the years is that everyone’s calling looks different, everyone’s path is unique, and that’s what makes life so beautiful.
If you are faithful, heeding God’s call in your life, joy will be found. Even if that call seems unconventional.
We have to plan ahead and can’t really be too spontaneous. Our grocery bill is like having a second mortgage. We draw attention wherever we go. Our kids medical needs keeps us on our toes.
Yet we are happy. We have joy. Because we were called to this life.
When you are faithfully living out your calling, joy will follow...
What is God calling you to do? It’s not too late to heed that call and discover the joy He has prepared for you.