Speaking as a veteran mother who thought she would never survive three children under the age of four, and then gladly went on to add two more kiddos to the chaos, I can honestly tell you that they do grow up too fast. In hindsight, the diapers were easy. The tween years, then the teen years, challenge the foundation that was poured out while life sped by. But rock by rock, hopefully with solid Christ rocks, you are making a difference in the long run, even when you can't see past the temper tantrums and the rolling eyes of a twelve year old who thinks she is beyond you. In the end, there is much joy to welcome the beautiful result of a Christ honoring young adult.
Love your children beyond measure.
Love Christ and His word more.
Be the example.
Eternity is at stake.
This life is short.
Stay eternally focused.
For you and them.
Stay home. Love your children. Feed and water them. Nourish their souls with the Word of God.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13