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Children—blessing unmixed with burden
Are small children a burden? That's what you might surmise from so many conversations among parents at playgrounds, family gatherings, nursery schools—even among the parents of children who are dearly loved and were perhaps long-awaited.
When our second child was born, our first child was one year old. Four months later I began a new full-time job. My husband, who shouldered much of the responsibility for the children's care when he was home, was often away on business for one-or-two-week stretches. Grandparents and aunts and uncles, who would have loved to help out, lived thousands of miles away. There were times when I felt I simply had too much to do, and there seemed no end in sight—at least not in the near future.
I did not have much time to read, but I did find I had time to pray—while I was washing bottles (for two!), folding laundry, driving to work, rocking the children, feeding them, playing with them.
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"A more inspired view of the children—and of the adults"
with contributions from Donald Ingwerson
"For goodness' sake"
Guy Malcolm Hooper
Pray about homework?
William A. Gough
Learning more about God can help you
DeAnn P. Wolf
What children have to give
Getting ready for school
Several years ago I became aware of a small lump on the...
Lorna D. Gerbing with contributions from Edward C. Gerbing