Yesterday was my youngest child's (see Jonathan, above) 25th birthday! I know, it seems cliche-ish -- but my, how time has flown! He was the only one of our three that I actually got to be in the delivery room (actually, the operating room) during the birth. (My, have things changed in that regard.) I was the 1st to hold him after he was delivered. I will never forget that moment.
I came across this quote and can't get it off my mind. It really changes my perspective.
"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory."