Having children gives us many pleasures, pains, laughs, anxiety, pride, disappointments, comfort, burdens and blessings.
Kids give us all that and much more.
Ask any parent.
Parenthood is like a diamond with so many facets. Most times it shines with such beauty you are awed and supremely grateful it is yours. And sometimes everyday living dulls the stone a bit.
I am ever so grateful for the warm relationship I have always maintained with my daughters. Even if they weren't related to me, I would think they are special.