That's right as everyone probably knows now the Duggar's are expecting baby number 20 and people sure have a lot to say about that. I guess along with so many other morals in society, respecting other beliefs is out the window too. I don't get worked up about too many things, but I can't stand to sit back and see a family basically dragged through the mud for doing what they believe God has asked them to. That would be like saying to a Jewish man, hey you're wrong for not eating pork.
I have a large family, but I do not hold the same beliefs in allowing God to determine my family size. If I did I'd be locked up in an institution, rocking back and forth hugging my knees. I could not handle twenty children, but the Duggar's do it well. Their children are great human beings that will grow into very productive members of society. These are kids who volunteer as firefighters, help out with charities, and go out of their way to be helpful, and kind. Jim Bob and Michelle are patient and kind and make sure their children have a lot of life experiences. Think back to when you were a child, did you and your siblings have a relationship like the Duggar children have? Were your parents anything like Michelle and Jim Bob?
You can say my opinion is bias since I too have a large family, but honestly it's not. I refuse to judge anyone as it is not my place. I refuse to chastise someone for their religious beliefs, just as I wouldn't for someones sexual preference, or political stance. I have friends with all different family sizes, back grounds, and religions, and I have never pointed fingers or said you're wrong. Yet, I see everywhere online people doing just that to the Duggar's.
People are pointing out what happened in Michelle's last pregnancy. Their right, she had a lot of complications, but it's her body, it's her life. There are risks with all pregnancies and they do increase with each additional pregnancy. There are woman everyday who risk their lives to have a child. Women with chronic conditions and yes even cancer. It is not our place to judge her for the decision she has made regardless of what it could do to her health.
So in the words of Thumper, if you don't got nothing nice to say don't say anything at all. Try to remember that when you criticize the Duggar's for this pregnancy, you are criticizing their religious beliefs. I always say that the Bible has a lot of wisdom and even non believers could use some of the moral lessons it teaches so for the first time on my blog I am going to add a bible verse. One I think many people can learn from, Let he without sin cast the first stone. Is it just me or did I just hear a lot of rocks fall out of hands?
I hope Michelle has a smooth pregnancy and everything turns out well for this wonderful family. I'm glad to know there are at least twenty moral children who will grow and hopefully be a part of fixing this messed up world!