This morning I heard the story of the Duggar family from Arkansas (where else) that had their 17th child. Devout Christians (of course), the Duggars believe that children are a blessing (no argument there) and not a burden (uh, depends on the day) and are still hoping to have more, “if it’s the Lord’s will”.
Trust me, I really, really want to make fun of these people… but after reading their website and some of the articles there, it’s just hard too. Seriously, they are completely debt-free (how many can say that), run the whole operation on a budget of about $5,000 a month (not bad) and seemingly manage to be pretty decent people.
Certainly I could argue with their beliefs (they are Bill Gothard fans), their politics, and their choices in life, but it is after all their choices… not mine. So I say live and let live on this one.
Of course, the dad’s name is Jim Bob (pick one dude), the boys all tuck their shirts in way too tight and wear their pants too high and the girls could use a bit of a makeover… but besides that I will be nice.