Saturday, May 10, 2008
Y'all know me. You know I can't let this go by unnoticed. I think my dislike for this family is well documented on this blog. But you know what? I'm not going to talk about them today. I'm not going to talk about the fact that a) It's not right to keep having children and make the older ones look after the younger ones, b) her uterus is now big enough to drive a VW bus into, c) my friend Sara thinks over population is a real problem..and I tend to agree, especially when there are kids who need homes and d) tater tot casserole looks like it would cause diarrhea.
Instead I want to tell you what I think real achievement is. Achievement is the single mom going working and going school to make her kids' lives better. Achievement is giving a child a home through adoption. Achievement is the woman with three kids who's husband is in Iraq. It's also the mom who is in Iraq and the mom who listens to her child say he or she is joining the military. It's parents dealing with a sick or disabled child who continue to praise God. Achievement is all that and so much more. It's all of us just trying to muddle along in parenting and having no idea what we are doing.
Congratulations Michelle Duggar, you're fertile. To everyone else, keep doing what you're doing and we'll pray our children will love us through it all.
Couple of sidenotes:
1. I know I have kind of been up on a lot of soapboxes lately. I'll try to quit that. I blame it on my lack of chocolate turnovers, recently.
2. Do not leave a rude comment regarding my feelings for the Duggar family.