Today I was reading an online article about the Duggar Family. Okay - guilty admission here - I love watching their show on the TLC channel "18 Kids And Counting." Most of you probably know who they are . . . they are the family with 19 kids.
I think I first started watching this show out of curiosity. Perhaps I was a little judgmental too. Can they really care for all of them? Can they actually be good parents to 19 kids? Well, after watching the show this season, I would answer an emphatic YES to both of those questions. I really admire this family who lives completely debt free, takes their children to experience and accept new adventures and who has the patience of Job. I love watching their show - maybe one of my goals this year is to have the patience of Michelle Duggar (the mom). . . maybe.
Recently, a new child was born into the family very premature - weighing on 1 lb. 6 oz. I have always marveled at how many HEALTHY children they have. I can imagine that even with 18 other children - a parent must struggle and grieve watching even one suffer.
This is what the father said about their time with their new daughter, Josie and her struggles. . .
"God's will is what we would choose if we knew all the facts."
I love that. Love it. And will now strive to live by that more fully.