6.30.2008

Newsweek: "Having Kids Makes You Happy"

Lutheran journalist Mollie Hemingway posted today about a news story on declining fertility rates. A commenter on Mollie's blog pointed her to another interesting story in the latest issue of Newsweek: "Having Kids Makes You Happy."

On a personal note, this Friday and Sunday I witnessed the birth and then the second birth of my seventh living child, Grace Katherine. What a joy! Having children most certainly makes me a happy man! And that is precisely what God says it does:
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.

[Psalm 127]
I am a very happy man indeed. Praise be to God!

3 comments:

Dizziness said...

Another happy dad at the baptism of our newest:

http://flickr.com/photos/dizziness/2551269440/in/set-72157605433497319/

A happy father indeed!

Erich Heidenreich, DDS said...

Congratulations, Seminarian Gillespie!

GL said...

Erich,

Congratulations!