My Mom bore six children. Yes, I have five brothers and sisters. As I have gotten older, I have come to appreciate having that many, and I thank my mother for all that she did to raise us.
I think about my two sons and their cousins. They either have one sibling or none at all. With contraception and abortion, large families are rare these days and I find it sad, even for myself. I wish I had more children, but before I returned to the Catholic Church, I practiced contraception and was not open to life. Now I am annulled and am not sure I will be married.
I am thankful my two sons have each other, though. They are good friends and I really enjoy seeing them together. They both called me this morning to say Happy Mother's Day and I Love You.
They probably do not know how much that moves me and how much it means to me. "I love you too."
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