My firstborn turned 9 today. We are pretty much half done with raising him. Sigh. Another nine years and he'll be heading off on grand adventures of his own. I hope and pray that the Lord has great things in store for him.
A note of caution to you with little ones: THE YEARS GO REALLY FAST! I know you've heard that a zillion times. Alas it is true. Through all the messy diapers and cluttery house try and enjoy them you won't regret it.