Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I come from a large family.  5 kids, 24 grandkids - and that is on my side.  On Jeremy's side there are 3 kids and 9 grandkids.  That's a lot of nieces and nephews and a lot of reproduction happening!

When Jeremy and I got married I already had 11 nieces and nephews.  I became an Aunt for the first time when I was 13.

I always knew I would have a large family.  I never thought about when that family would be done growing though.

My sister and sister-in-laws, who are done having children, told me that when they were done, they just knew.  Their families felt complete.

I have wondered, is my family complete?  Am I really done having babies?

Is my family complete?

No, it is not.

I don't think it ever will be.

So, despite trying to go by that feeling, I can't.  Because no matter what I do, my family will not be complete.

No matter how many babies I have, one is always going to be missing.


Sell...Party Of 4 said...

This is just what I needed to read as I try to figure out my own growing family that doesn't feel complete.

Morgan -Ing said...

Yeah, I can only imagine how that feels, and I don't know how to tell when you're "done." Since Emma is missing, you'll just have to tell people you're done "for right now." Emma's just waiting VERY patiently for you, that's all. :)

Elaine A. said...

I love you. Huge hugs.

mommabird2345 said...

Thinking of you.

Lei said...

(((hugs))) kim. thanks for stopping by my photography blog yesterday, and for the vote!!!