Enough Love To Go Around
I first saw the cover of A
Love that Multiplies: An Up-Close View of How They Make
it Work, I have to admit that I had never heard
of the Duggars (Michele and Jim Bob) Accuse me of living
under a rock, but such was the case.
first impression was what a wonderful couple to adopt
all those lovely children and provide a safe and loving
home for them. It didn't take long to learn they were
(all nineteen of them) biological off springs. Then
my thoughts, and for this I apologize to the Duggar
I thought along these lines: how selfish of them
to bring all those children into a world with such limited
resources. I had these thoughts without the benefit
of reading all the book.
more I read, the more I thought how I must be, if not
wrong, a little harsh on the family. As I read I found
the family is a model for using and reusing the resources
that the earth provides for us. The fact that this is
probably necessary in this family is besides the point.
goes for helping out in the family. Everyone has a job
to do and does it well. In fact, as they get older,
it appears many of them will turn their expertise into
life-long jobs that will support their families.
family gets a lot of attention with the books, the television
show and the numerous outlets (her and foreign) that
film clips of the family, but they have not adopted
the celebrity syndrome.
the above information had a great deal to do with changing
my mind, but in the end it was the love and care that
each member had for each other that told me the Duggars
were doing it right. The children are well versed in
the arts and know how to make do.
many children in this county are lacking this level
of treatment we see with the Duggar family? I would
hazard a guess that they are doing better than fifty
percent of the general population.
course, we all couldn't (and wouldn't want to) do this,
but the Duggars deserve our respect for rearing such
a large number of well-behaved and stable children that
no doubt will become productive citizens themselves.