"Having tried and failed many times to have children, this couple resorted to IVF treatment and were eventually successful in parenting six healthy children, whom once asleep, they leave asleep. Like sleeping lions, the peace of their surroundings is best left alone, for when they wake all hell is capable of breaking out and unlike the items you came home with from M&S, they cannot be taken back for a refund!
There is in my mind no substitute for family and my heart goes out to anyone whose family relationships are poor. A family can be a haven in a sometimes heartless world. As the eldest of seven children, family is and will always be important to me. From all my experiences, parenthood provided me with some of the happiest moments of my life. I don't know what makes a good parent anymore than anyone else, but I will stand by one of my late mother's sayings when she said,
'Never forget, Billy, your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to become.'
So if there is any newly married couple out there thinking of starting a family and wondering 'when' is the best time to have children, early in your marriage or later, my advice is this: 'Don't have children until you cannot stand not to. That way they are more likely to be wanted and prepared for when they come.'" William Forde: January 16th, 2016.