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Kids: Worth It?

Things I would do (or attempt to do) if I did not have kids:
–Bike across the United States (or at least Iowa)
–Buy a digital SLR and learn to use it well
–Climb Mount Kilamanjaro
–Hike the Appalachian Trail
–Read, read, read
–Write, write, write
–Buy gadgets like an iPhone
–Buy a Jeep
–Go to more baseball games – at least one in every stadium
–Go on mission trips
–Play lots of tennis
–Fill my passport up with stamps

Things I would not get to do if I did not have kids:

–Watch them learn to crawl
–Answer their questions about heaven
–Show them how to kick a soccer ball
–Talk to them on the phone
–Watch the wonder in their eyes when they see something new
–Listen to sleepy voices talking (that’s when they’re the cutest)
–Take them to church
–Lay beside them in bed
–Protect them
–Buy toys for them
–Teach them to ride a bike
–Show them how to take pictures with our camera
–Take them to a baseball game
–Read to them
–Feel their little arms around me
–Tell them about Jesus
–Listen to pure, unadulterated joy in their laugh

So is it worth it?

Yeah, it’s worth it:




2 thoughts on “Kids: Worth It?

  1. I love it. Great post. Your kids are adorable. And kids are definitely worth it.

    Posted by Mary | December 10, 2008, 3:08 am
  2. Thanks 🙂

    Posted by benhoak | December 10, 2008, 8:05 am

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