(Proverbs 23:25 KJV) Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Have you noticed the changing attitude toward having children? If you are young enough you accept the current thinking as normal so you would have no idea what I am talking about. It was assumed at one point that marriage and children were a normal part of life. Now children are just another choice that we can make depending on our goals and resources. When did it change?
My current theory is that the change was going on between the birthdays of my wife and I. After we had been married and had children she was asking me about whether I had wanted children or not, as if it were an option. It puzzled me because I had never though of having children as a goal. Children were assumed to me. Before my son was born I did not have a clue to the love of a father for his children but I knew that they were a part of life. It would never have occurred to me that you would plan not to have them. I believe that is the way God planned it.
So? If you couldn’t have children my heart goes out to you. If you deliberately did not have children I think you really missed something. I say that even after I have worked in middle school for almost thirty years. That is a miracle.