“”What gift has providence on man that is so dear to him as his own children”. — Cicero
What is at the heart of this, I believe, is that children provide adults with an opportunity to finally have someone in their lives more important them themselves.
This is a feeling that literally defies explanation.
And yes, there are readers here today that do not, and will not, have children. That’s ok. We are all blessed in wonderfully unique ways. I am so thankful my wife and I are blessed to be parents.