If all of our children have 3 children and their children have 3 children and so forth....
117 great grandchildren
351 great great grandchildren
If all of our children have 5 children and so forth.....
325 great grandchildren
1,625 great great grandchildren
If all of our children have 8 children and so forth.....
832 great grandchildren
6,656 great, great grandchildren
And if all of our children had 13 children?????? and so forth?????
2197 great grandchildren
28,561 great great grandchildren!!!!!!!!!
And just for fun, let's take it one generation further.....
371,293 great, great, great grandchildren!!!!!
Wow.....those numbers blew me away! Now I know, I know....this is highly unlikely....but still fun to think about :) It was surprising how much the numbers climbed once we added just a few more children every time.
Anyway, the point is, every time you train, discipline, correct, encourage....don't think of it as just for the moment....think of it as affecting the generations to come!!! It's a great responsibility and a great privilege, a great honour. God has entrusted these children into our care, knowing the impact that it they will have on the generations to come. What a tremendous blessing!
Oh and by the way....does anybody out there know of a place where we can get name tags for at a good price???? I think we may need to stock up :)