Wednesday, May 7, 2008

perspectives on children

Last night, Brent listened to some excerpts from a speech given by Michelle Obama in the car on the radio. She said something to the affect of, "[Barack's mother] was a single white mother with a black baby, but that didn't stop her from going after her dreams..."

My husband loves children. He loves our children here right now and the idea future children. He's not afraid of having a big family. That said, he doesn't have an agenda to have a big family.

So, when he hears something like the above statement, a red flag goes up. His response? (not verbatim) "Jenna, why do people see children as an obstacle to dreams instead of a dream in and of itself?"

I love this man. He says things to show me that he is happy in this life...with me...with our children. I felt loved just by hearing a bit of his worldview.


10 comments:

JohnnyB said...

Amen and Amen! What a blessing and what answers to prayer they are!

Kelly said...

Couldn't agree more! They are blessings, teaching us everyday! I can honestly say that almost all of my dreams have come true...once all of my children tell me they love Jesus...then ALL of my dreams will have come true!

danielle said...

beautiful. love it (and the picture is so sweet).

Tiffany said...

Why do I have such a hard time leaving comments on your blog? I always have to do it twice because it gets lost. So, if you got this once already, sorry. What I said previously was Yes, yes. Children are seen as an "obstacle today." So sad. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people with a similar vision of parenting. You are a great mom and Brent is a great dad!!

keitha said...

how fabulous is that???

thank you for sharing that. what a treasure.

Carol said...

Jillian looks really relaxed. It looks like her feet are crossed, I wish I could see all of her feet. This picture is absolutely adorable, everyone's engrossed. I can't think of a more worthwhile goal/dream for a Father spending this quality time w/his children..... such a blessing to see Brent is such a great Dad!!

The Evans Family said...

His comment sounds so much like something my Kevin would have said. Funny thing though, it was(since I was 5)/is my dream to be a wife and mommy. :)

Now did Brent do the "Southern" voices in Brer Rabbit? :)

Anonymous said...

Dang...that boy deep. Sound like Brent need his own blog!

Jenna said...

johnnyb, kelly & danielle!! how wonderful to see the names of our dear missed ones from Covenant. Oh, that was just sweet to me!

Janice! It was my dream, too! And you are a wonderful Momma! I can hardly wait to see God grow your family through this adoption(s?).

anonymous! hi, josh!! i'd recognize that voice anywheres...

Rachel said...

A resounding Amen from me!