Ya ever wonder what what your life would have been like if God had never blessed you with your kids? Well, whatever it was - I don't miss it! Sure - I miss wearing clothes without puke or food stains. Yes - sleeping through the night would be great. And, I wouldn't complain about being able to eat an entire meal without worrying someone is going to spit up or throw their food on the floor.
But I never truly understood how important this "job" is, what a calling it is until that little girl arrived. And, when (in God's timing not ours) her little brother showed up, I never could have imagined how much I could love these two little things!
Having children expands, grows, clarifies one's understanding of what exactly God did for us through Jesus. Over-riding that "momma bear" instinct to allow my son to be sacrified for others. Not only sacrificed but tortured. It's incomprehensible. And, that's what God's love is all about - an incomprehensible grace. Praise God!