I have been putting a lot of thought lately into what parenthood really is. MJ and I have been talking a lot about our childhoods and things we think influenced us in positive and negative ways. We have also been talking about how some traits we have are just inherent and not inherited.
I am really starting to think that God has chosen for us a little girl who is her own being. He is entrusting us with her care. Our goal is to raise her to come to know Him, to help her find her place and potential, to love her unconditionally, and to model positive behaviors. Our reward is getting to be a part of her life. I am sure she will enrich us in ways I can't imagine.