When my kids were little they liked to play in the lake. I never worried about them because they all knew how to swim and they kept tabs on one another, plus I did a head count every few minutes. They would get so filthy digging in the mud and clay! The clothes they played in would never come clean from all the mud and grime. It was one day during the summer and they had been playing in that lake all day; when I called them in to hose them off before coming into my house they came with a nice little surprise, it was a clay sculpture! They had fashioned it to look like a girl's head with pine straw for hair. It had been drying in the sun all day and they presented it to me as a gift. They are all grown, some with their own kids, and I still have it today. The memories that I share with them are incredible. God gives us children to further His kingdom and I am very thankful that they have decided to follow Him.
but Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:14