Is It Worth It?

A forwarded email came with a presentation on the “Price of Children“.  The purpose of that communication was to show how, even though bringing up children costs a significant sum, the benefits far outweigh the costs involved. 

Be that as it may, it also served as a great reminder of the joy that only children can bring to our lives.  Here’s a brief extract:

As a parent, you get …

  • Naming rights : First, middle and last!
  • Glimpses of God every day, and giggles under the cover, each night
  • More love than your heart can hold
  • Endless wonder… over rocks, ants, clouds and cookies
  • A partner for blowing bubbles… and flying kites
  • Someone to laugh with… no matter what the boss said, or how the stocks performed
  • To finger-paint, play hide-n-seek, catch fireflies
  • Keep reading… and reading… the Adventures of piglet and Pooh
  • Go to Disney movies… and wish on stars
  • Handmade greeting cards with backward letters!
  • To be a hero just for removing a splinter, or filling a wading pool
  • A front row seat to witness the first step, word, bra, date, drive!
  • Another branch added to your family tree… immortality!

In the eyes of a child, you rank right up there under God… You have all the power to heal a boo-boo, scare away the monsters under the bed, patch a broken heart, police a slumber party, ground them forever, and love them without limits – so one day they will, like you, love without counting the cost.

Isn’t it all worth it, just for one of these benefits ?!

One thought on “Is It Worth It?”

  1. Love points 2 and 3! Adding one more: Having a strong supporter for your cause. I feel so strong when my daughter chides her dad when he upsets me 😉

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