I am realizing every day what an absolute gift from God it is to be a parent. The Bible clearly states children to be a blessing and a heritage. How truly awesome it is to believe fully that God knows exactly who each one will be, how many there will be, when they will come and what will become of their lives. I know for a fact that my girls were created especially for our family. It is so amazing to watch them grow and develop into such unique and individual characters. While there are many trying days, many tears and many moments of wanting to rip out my hair, there is so much more joy, overwheling love and LAUGHTER! So much laughter! God is so good!
There also is the amazing responsibility of raising children in the fear of the Lord. Sometime it gives me chills to think about the weight of the job of raising them to bring honor and glory to God. Praise God that He has it pretty well spelled out as to how He wants us to raise them and train them as long as we are obediant and not lazy. Praise Him too for always being faithful where we are weak!
While I'm sure many of my friends feel sorry for me being tied down, I wouldn't trade one day of being a parent!