Friends of ours just became grandparents for the first time.
I can't speak to the sheer joy of being a grandparent (yet), but I was tickled by seeing the faces of the new Grandpa and Grandma. Their only son and his wife, who had not intended on having any children, were surprised to find out that a baby was indeed on the way. A little boy came into the world this week, bringing unspeakable joy to the new dad and mom.
Children are a gift from God the Bible tells us. Sure they are work. Everything in life is. But the joy far outweighs the work.
These two new parents had decided not to have children. Yet, now they are parents and are glowing!
There are things in life that we avoid for whatever reason..only to find out that it's the very thing that completes our life.
Don't fall into the trap of not wanting to bring a child into this world with all its turmoil. Babies have been born throughout the centuries in far worse situations and people have continued on despite. Don't miss the joy!