This is one of my greatest pet peeves and is a prevalent attitude I see in the world. Ornamental children. People that want to have children to 'fluff' out their own lives. People that have gotten their careers where they want them, got the house, the cars, etc., etc., and decide it's time to have kids so their own life goals will be complete.
Somehow it by-passes them that children must be raised! Children need our devotion minute by minute. We must devote ourselves to love them
In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.
One of the greatest gifts, trials, testings, joys, fears and hopes that the Lord has given me, is my son, Matthew. Today, Matthew is a 21 year old 'man', married for 1 year and 5 months, and is expecting his first child. (Yep! I'm going to be
a grandma again! ) The newest addition is due July 28, 2008. I can hardly wait to him see hold his baby for the