My Three Sons

My wife, Rose, lives in a house full of men. So, when I saw this article, The Daughter I Never Had, I immediately thought of her. Honestly, I don’t know how she puts up with us at times. Even one of our dogs is a boy.

Of course, I would love to have a daughter. But I would not trade our family of three boys. Neither would Rose. Our family of all boys is full of high energy, lots of laughter, lots of Star Wars, lots of competition, lots of fun.

There is something special about every family – whether it is all boys, all girls, one child, or any mixture of the two. As someone once said to me when Rose was expecting, “It doesn’t matter if it is a boy or a girl, as long as it’s wealthy!”

What is your family like? Do you have any thoughts on the makeup of different families?


  1. Barrie says:

    Hi Ray,

    My family is made up of two girls and one boy. As of yesterday, we now have 6 grandchildren. My son had a baby boy yesterday. We now have 5 grandson’s and one grand daughter. Actually, I have always felt that the gender of the child is not as important as their health and their walk with the Lord. Ray, did you have any brothers or sisters? I had one of each. Anyway, I am looking forward to the reply’s on this thread.


  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Hi Barrie,

    Yes, I have two sisters, and one brother. We still keep in pretty good contact, and they even read my blog!

  3. Margaret says:

    Enjoyed comments re families. I have one brother. I used to beg my mother for a sister as well, but she did not provide one!

    We have two daughters and two sons, all of whom are incredibly loved and precious. We also have 6 grandsons and 4 grand-daughters. We praise God for our wonderful family.

    One of our sons is Pastor Ray, the editor of this blog. All our children love the Lord, and we are so very thankful for God’s faithfulness.

  4. Ray Fowler says:

    You see, even my Mom reads this blog. I am such a lucky guy!

    Thanks, Mom – love you!


  5. Sharon Gamble says:

    And your big sister will chime in, too! I always wanted two girls and two boys like our family. We got the two girls and they are such wonderful friends, now that they are young adults. Family life was interesting when they were teens, sharing a bathroom and having “I have nothing to wear” issues every other minute – grin!

    I also have one wonderful new “son”, my daughter’s husband. He is everything we prayed for, and very easy to be with. Now we just need daughter number two to “go and do likewise”. She is dating a great guy right now, so who knows? Perhaps I will get my second son soon. And Ray, you will end up with daughters, yourself, far sooner than you can imagine, as your boys grow up and marry.

  6. CMN says:

    I am the second oldest of six… two boys and four girls. I look forward to gaining five more over the next couple of years!

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