For the sake of our visitors, and to avoid scandal allow me to share again that I was married for 37 years. My wife and I have six children and I have twelve grandchildren. Cynthia passed away a few years ago, and I later went to the seminary.
When Cynthia and I were dating and were students at the University of Dallas, a great Catholic school, by the way, we began to talk about the possibility of marriage. Fairly soon, the topic of children arose. She was one of two children in her family, and I was the oldest of three children. We compromised and settled upon a good number of 2.5 children as the acceptable number, since it was close to the national average at the time. That conversation represented our maturity at that point.