By: Brenda (And the awesome LDS family on You Tube)
Growing up, I didn’t know how good I had it. I had a mom and dad who loved each other, a sister to quarrel with over clothes and friends, two baby brothers to wrestle with, two dogs waiting by the door for me when I came home from school and some lively fish who liked to jump out of their tank. Life was good — so good in fact, that I’m trying to recreate my childhood with my own family. (Well except for the pets part; my husband and I are delaying the inevitable “poop scooping” era of our lives.) Aside from that, we’re following good example set by our parents.
This YouTube video entitled “Life in a Mormon Family” made me reflect on the fun times I had with my own family. While not all LDS families are this large, we are a people who prize children as wonderful blessings from our Father in Heaven. I admire the time and sacrifice these parents have put into raising their eight children.
Here is the intro provided by the parents for their own heartfelt family video. Have fun getting to know this wonderful family.
You might call us the stereotypical Mormon family. With Mom, Dad, and 8 kids, we are just a little larger than the national average. 😉
Having a big family may not be for everyone and may not always be considered “cool”, but we’ve loved every minute of it.
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What a fun,happy, not to mention, good-looking, family! I was raised in a family of eight children and it was great!
That song on the video is great! Feeling accepted, no matter my sins, shortcomings, and goofiness, is something I gained from having 5 brothers and sisters. Even now as an adult I value my relationships with them, they know better than anyone who I am and what I’ve been through. Large families are wonderful in so many ways!
I fear that current fad of believing large families are bad for the environment will result in fewer people enjoying the blessings of family. Large families contribute far more to our world than they consume. And are able to love the earth with environmentally friendly habits too!
That was a fun and very touching video. I’m one of four kids and am pretty certain that’s how my kids will grow up, too. Not huge families, but families all the same with love and fun and laughter and fighting and all the wonderful things you learn how to be and do in a family.
Thanks for sharing this awesome family with us.
What a great video!
I was the youngest of 7 and loved it! Starting my own family, I didn’t think I could handle that many! We only have 2 right now (and one on the way), but I think the crazy young years are worth the lasting friendships they’ll have as adults. My siblings are some of my very best friends!