Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of our family entering the Catholic Church.
It was a smaller family then. My now Kindergartner was not quite one, and my three youngest children were not even on the horizon. I suppose it is rather ironic that unlike the many women I know that are drawn to the Church because of its teachings on contraception, that was one of the hardest parts for me. In some ways, it continues to be.
I love my children and marvel that had I had my own way, three of them would not be here. That's reason enough to appreciate the Catholic Church's teachings. Yet, having seven children is a huge task, one I often feel unprepared and incompetent to handle, and thus far NFP hasn't been all that easy either.
Though life is a struggle one way or another, being Catholic and having access to the sacraments frequently, is a great and amazing blessing. I wouldn't have it any other way.