Loves Children

Forty-four year old Livia Ionce of Canada, originally from Romania, gave birth to her 18th child last week. Mrs. Ionce is not quoted in the AP article, but this is what her husband had to say…

“We never planned how many children to have. We just let God guide our lives, you know, because we strongly believe life comes from God and that’s the reason we did not stop the life,” said Alexandru Ionce.

Just once I want to hear from the wife. I want her to say that she adores being pregnant, loves children, and can’t get enough. I want her to say that she has plenty of time for each one and is doing exactly what she wants.

While it’s true that we are overpopulated, it’s a big world and I’d be the last one to tell a couple how many children they should have. It’s a very personal decision and I’m not offering to babysit, so what’s it to me?

But every time someone makes news by having a huge family they say that God made them do it. Don’t they want the kids for themselves? It’s not some kind of penance, is it? Or some kind of witness to an unbelieving world?

Like I said, it’s their business, but I hope they take the kids out for ice cream once in a while after church.


3 thoughts on “Loves Children

  1. Nancy,
    this family understands that you need 18 children to field two baseball teams.

    canada has seen the light!

  2. I wonder if this family lives on a farm.That would be the only way they could make it on their own,unless they inherited millions,which I somehow doubt.

  3. my in-laws got into adoption, and at one point they had 14 children at home. they are very good parents, but even they did not have unlimited resources. most of the children have grown up and moved out, and they are down to 3 living at home. i don’t know how they did it, they were very tired for a long time, i know that.

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