No matter where I am, when I’m with my family, toting 5 little girls all under 10, some wise crack usually says, “Five girls! What were you thinking? Five weddings? Dude, I feel sorry for you!” Recently I heard this on the tram taking us into Disney. I was hot. The lady who said it had a smirk on her face. I thought for a moment about shoving her off, but I knew my kids would see.
Not really knowing what to say I asked her about her family and tried to stay positive. I shared this with my wife later and she suggested that since we hear this so much it would be wise to think of a good reply so I don’t get caught like a deer in headlights.
So, here’s what I came up with, though I’m still working on the final draft. “Five girls is a lot, but I see 5 incredible women who will have 5 amazing husbands, with strong families. My! What a legacy I’ll have! Makes me want to have one more!”
Psalm 127:3-5 – 3Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.