This photo was taken by a newspaper back in the year 1995. We had 18 kids living in the house, and three children who were out on their own. We had already experienced the loss by death of three children.
When my husband pulled this out of a pile of papers he was filing, my first thought was that this must have been a terribly parenting-intensive time. And it was. But was it unmanageable? No. Was it possible to give each child idividual attention and love? Yes. Did I enjoy it? Yes, most of the time. Would I do it again? Probably. Am I glad we did it?