So—here is advice for future parents and those who still have children living at home—focus on the best things. I have some “best things” in mind. I would have more family meals with everyone required to be present, more regular attendance to church every week, more time talking about the bible, and more time praying together.
One of the phrases my pastor uses is this: “We are a ‘microwave’ society but we serve a ‘crock pot’ God.” Over the generations we have become impatient people, we have a strong desire for immediate gratification.
As we experience this adventure called life, many of us feel the need to be in control. This is something that I have struggled with often, which tends to be very stressful. Understanding and trusting that God is in control brings peace.