In honor of my recent announcement, the lovely Moore family allowed me the privilege of reviewing their documentary, Children Are a Blessing. They also graciously agreed to giveaway a copy of their dvd to one of my blog readers.
Children Are a Blessing is a beautiful celebration of the gift of life, and it is a joy to watch the Moore family, as they welcome their tenth child into this world.I rejoiced to see the way the Moore children delighted in the arrival of their newest sibling. I loved the 60 minutes of bonus features included on this dvd. One of my favorite bonus features is when the eldest five Moore children share their perspective, as the oldest of ten children. I really appreciated hearing their insight, as it is a desire of my heart that my children will have a biblical vision of the blessing of children.The Moore children shared how having little siblings is a perfect opportunity to learn to deny oneself, and to serve others. I was encouraged by hearing the testimonies of the Moore children!
Another favorite portion of this dvd, was when Shane and Edee Moore candidly share their answers to questions commonly posed to large families. Shane and Edee share their answers to questions, such as: "Are you having any more children?", "What is the purpose of having children?", "Do you have a big house?", "Isn't it hard having all of those children?" and so much more! I loved their answer regarding those who inquire if they have a large home. They shared that they have a large home now, but that they lived in a simple 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch when they had five children.This was an encouragement to me, as I live in a 1250 sq. foot home, and am expecting baby #5. The Moores mentioned that they have five bedrooms now, but only use three of them,as their children all want to be close together. I can totally relate, as my children love to camp out in one room at night, whenever possible.
Raising a large family, in these modern times, is not a very popular choice. I have heard much negativity about my family size, from society, ever since I was expecting baby # 3.Two weeks ago, I was pushing my grocery cart, with two children in it, and two walking beside me. I had hardly gotten into the grocery store, when a man said, "Look at all of those kids. Good gracious!", in a very condescending tone. I smiled at him, and he scowled. I don't understand those kinds of remarks, and can get very discouraged at times. This dvd is a much needed dose of hearty encouragement for those of us seeking to rejoice in the children God sends! I am grateful that the Moore family had a vision to encourage others by creating a film documenting the blessing of children.
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