I can think of a few handful of reasons just off the top of my head and
I was reminded by others of all the ones I didn't think of.
Since we said yes to...
opening our hearts to pain and loss,
since we said yes to less sleep,
more mouths to feed,
arms full of toddlers and babes,
opening our eyes to the hurting world...
These are the three kiddos God brought our way.
Their black and white portraits have a special place in our entryway, a constant reminder to me as I pass by many times a day - when I want to be selfish, want to roll over and close my eyes, am frustrated with smeared poop and toddler hair mashed full of oatmeal....
We would have missed the blessing of God for the sake of our own comfort.