I never knew what the meaning of life was until I had a child. The meaning of life is to create life, and once you have done that, you will never look back and ask "why or if", you will just be glad you did.
By the way it matters little if they are biological, adopted or foster kids. I was closer to my adopted sister Trisha then I ever was my biological sister or brother, but unfortunately she was killed in an auto accident on October 9th, 2004. I never regret having little Alyson, but I do wish my Grandfather and sister could have seen her.
Myself, I can only hope I live long enough to see Alyson's children. Grandson, Granddaughter...I don't care about the gender. Just watching My Dad, Alyson and I walk across the pasture feeding our sheep was special. I would like to do the same.
My Uncle once said, "When it's all said and done,and the coffin goes in the ground, it's the farmer that is the richest man of all." Now I don't think he was talking about the value of his livestock, his land, his buildings or his tractors. He was talking about a lifestyle, and much of that lifestyle can be attributed to working with family.
Have children, through fun, adoption or foster care...you will never regret it.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"