*disclaimer* i am definitely not an expert on parenting, but i do have some thoughts and opinions. they are written below.
when you have a kid your entire life changes. and as that kid grows up life continues to change.
~the thing that used to be the main thing (yourelf) is no longer the main thing anymore. that is how it is for the first couple of years.
~you forget what life was like before that kid was born.
~you are 100% responsible for that kid.
~you love like you never dreamed of loving.
~you have to keep reminding yourself that there comes a time when i will no longer be 100% responsible for my child.
~the time comes when the kid makes their own choices.
~i can't be by his side ALL of the time.
~the most important thing in my life is not the yard or the house, but it's my family.
~Jesus loves us all no matter what we do.