I have a hard time thinking that my little family is complete. I know for medical, health, social, and psychological reasons I should be done. I was actually comforted by the fact that my sister-in-law Liz said that the mormon 4 kid family is the new 8 (truly wise verbage). Because I agree that in this day and age it is a lot more difficult to raise a large family. I admire greatly those who still do. Truthfully, I wish I was one of them. Even just one more…. I think, to be serious, that one of my biggest hang-ups with not having any more kids is the fact that my girls won’t have a gaggle of sisters. I grew up with 5 other sisters and I can’t tell you how much I love each and every single one. I try to imagine what life would be like if my mom had stopped at child #4 and I get sad. Now, I know that some girls have all brothers, or one brother, or no sister and they grow up fine and can probably tell me all sorts of wonderful childhood experiences with their siblings. But I think my opinion really only comes from the root of my experience. I know my sisters are a rare breed. We don’t bicker, backbite, wine, or complain about each other (although I remember many fights as a child). We can be blunt and love to tease but we truly get along well and would do anything for each other. We want to be in each other’s lives, we make efforts to do so. And even though we span an age gap of 14 years, they are still all my best friends.
I love you girls. Can my girls have as good as experience with just having each other?