by Zsuzsanna Anderson from Are They All Yours? – Answering Large Family Objections – Part 2 – My, How Old You Are!
Editor’s note: I don’t even know where to start with this one because of the horrible ideas about what people who aren’t Quiverfull do and the idea of having a staff of older children to run things. There’s a reason that the medical community thinks that pregnancies in your forties are riskier, and it has nothing to do with the number of children you’ve had, how many twin pairs you’ve had or how young you are when you have your first.
And really, it should come as no wonder. Whereas I was deathly ill and throwing up 30+ times a day with Solomon, I have learned how to prevent that. Whereas we could not afford all of the best supplements as newlyweds, and had a $40 weekly budget for all our groceries and toiletries, nor did we have any knowledge of what “healthy” truly meant, we are now in a position where I can buy the top of the line supplement of any kind, and afford the most nutritious foods. Whereas I used to have to do all my work as usual, even when sick and pregnant, I have now reached the “Queen Years” where my older children are willing and able helpers. Years of being pregnant have taught me some “tips of the trade” that young mothers simply have not yet had time to learn. Everyone knows that the longer you do something, the better you become at it.
Nowhere outside the realm of motherhood are the 40s considered “old” – these should be our prime years, and if you have lived a life following God’s rules rather than partying, drinking, doing drugs, switching partners, and generally living a hard life – they will be!
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