We have a few friends who are younger than us – married couples who don’t yet have kids. And all they seem to hear from us (slightly) older folk is that having kids = no sleep, no fun, and no life. Understandably, they are feeling just a little bit apprehensive about having children.
We somehow seem to be passing a subconscious message onto the next generation: kids will ruin your life.
And to some extent that is true. A lie-in will not exist for many years. A holiday sat relaxing by a pool with a novel will be a thing of the past. As women, our bodies will never be the same. We will sacrifice, serve, and lay our lives down in a way that we never thought possible.
But that’s only half the story. And the following is true whether or not you have your own kids, or are part of an extended family with kids:
Children are a blessing….ALWAYS. Whether they are mid-tantrum, good-as-gold, or anywhere in between.
Our kids give us more of a glimpse of God’s heart of love for each one of us, and how much it cost Him to give up His son.
Though our kids we see what unfettered joy looks like. There are times when I want to capture the look of joy on my kids’ faces: pure, uncomplicated, wonderful, precious joy.
Through our kids we learn what it’s like for life not to revolve around ourselves.
Kids will CHANGE our lives, we can be sure of that.. and mostly for good.
How have kids changed your life? (either your own kids or part of your extended family)
What are some of the great things about having kids in your life?
Posted by Anna