A view from my side.
I love my kids. I have 4. Three boys and a girl. Ex#1 and I were fortunate enough not to have any kids. The boys are all with Ex#2 and the girl is adopted with Ex#3.
As anyone with kids knows, they bring me the most joy in life. Over the years, I have watched them grow and learn and mature. I have washed many a skinned knee. Sat in several ER rooms and “doc-in-a-box” waiting rooms. Even a surgical waiting room. I have been part of a truly amazing phenomenon…the transformation of an infant, dependent wholly on me and its mother for his/her care into a young adult, fully capable of making reasoned and rational decisions, living for the most part on his own.
I never cease to be astonished at the wonder of it all.