We normally think we come as children so we can grow up and be or do something important. But we got it backwards; we grow up so that we can work out feelings we experienced when we were a child (or in our past lives for that matter).
Life is a compromise.
The purpose of parenting is to practice unconditional love.
Some time your newborn will look deeply into your eyes, and you know it has nothing to do with a parent-child relationship; it really feels like it’s a soul looking directly into another soul, known one another for a million years… It’s been said that “the eyes are the gateway to the soul.”