The Week Editor, William Falk in a commentary on the falling birth rate in the U.S., describes some of the benefits of parenting. You get “A sweaty baby asleep on your chest, filling you with such awe and tenderness that you cannot sleep yourself. The incomparable fragrance of their downy heads. The little girl’s hand in yours, and her quavery voice saying, ‘Daddy.’ The primal bond that compels you to care more about another human being than yourself, that instructs over and over in the great truth: it’s not about you.” --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
Children are a blessing from the Lord.
The Week, December 14, 2012 p. 3
Psalm 127:3-5 (HCSB) “Sons are indeed a heritage from the LORD, children, a reward. (4) Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one’s youth. (5) Happy is the man who has filled his quiver with them. Such men will never be put to shame when they speak with ⌊their⌋ enemies at the city gate.”