It was three years ago when we had our last family portrait done and as I looked through the album I couldn't believe how fast three years had gone by. I know that time has passed because of all great things that have happened between then and now, but when I look at the images of my 5 month old and my 18 month old babes, I'm shocked!
They are 5 and 4 this year and are growing, growing. One will be starting school in the fall and the other will cease to be my baby and become a big sister by the end of the summer. Our family is growing and I am excited/nervous/anxious/relieved all at the same time. Having children can be trying and tasking but there are times when I am truly in awe of them and am thankful they are mine.
Over the past week I've had numerous conversations with people about children and it seems that nowadays having no kid or one kid might simply be enough for some. I am a firm believer in following your heart. You know yourself and what you think you can or cannot handle. The decision to have children, in my opinion, shouldn't be taken so lightly. Think it through. How will your life change? Is your partner into it (if you have one)? What type of lifestyle do you yearn for? Do children fit into that lifestyle? Sometimes I think we just need to let people decide for themselves.
One more, and I will close the chapter on babies. It's been a wild ride but I don't regret a thing...