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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

So So Great

October 12th, 2010 by Aubri

One of the blogs I read is having a contest to see who has the best response to the comment bellow. One of the readers (a mother of 4) entered this list. I had to share them or remember them for myself really. She writes: “The first is my favorite, although I’ve never had the guts to actually say it.”

“Wow, you sure have your hands full!”

1. “Yes, I do. But making children is so much fun!”

2. “Better than empty!”

3. “Not at all, you see, a handful is 5. Times that by 2 hands and that’s 10. I only have 4. Then of course, my husband is a big help and he has two hands as well…”

4. “I have lots of help from my 3 children. Many hands make light work!”

5. “My children are not a burden, in fact the Bible calls them blessings.”

6. “Praise be to God that He has filled them!”

7. “We only have 4! How many more do you think I could have before menopause?”

8. “Oh, this is just our ‘starter kit'”

9. “Well, when you have kids a beautiful as mine, how can you resists?”

10. “Did you know there is a woman in Arkansas with 19 children?”

And here’s the clincher that I would never use, but sometimes I really really want to.

11. “I’m working hard to make up for all of the kids that abortion has killed.”

My favorite is #2 or “I’m thankful that God has filled them!” would be a nice response. I have actually used #9!

Honestly I’m not too bothered by this comment, it’s a true statement in many ways . But there are several others that Phil and I get that I am bothered by and would like a better response to, for example the “You know how this keeps happening don’t you?” variety of comments. Grrr.

And while I’m on the subject of unnecessary comments the one that infuriates Phil and confuses me is the one we get over and over during each of my pregnancies, when inquiring about the sex of the child we hear “Oh it doesn’t matter right as long as they’re healthy!”. I just don’t think people think about what they’re saying when they say this. Would we not want our child if he or she wasn’t healthy? Healthy or not healthy, God would still have blessed us with a child. So PLEASE don’t ever say this to anyone!

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