Becoming a parent is a wonderful blessing. The first six years is designed to to help your realize that you are definitely not the most important person in the world. Maybe this is God’s way of teaching us the fruit of the spirit:
Galatians 5:22-24Kids are so willing to help us crucify our sinful nature. When they are small they demand our attention and would not stop talking. We say to them over and over: Just keep
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
quiet for a while PLEASE! We even pray for silence!
Then they grow up and they demand all our money and you cannot get a word out of them. And then there is the dawning – I have prayed for silence so many times I have totally overdone it.