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Visitor Comments: 31

(31) Anonymous, December 25, 2011 1:45 AM

When your old and gray you'll be happy that you had kids.

I believe that having children is VERY HARD, BUT think about when your old and gray living in a nursing home with no one to vist. Even the Torah tells us that having children is a burden, yet when the children get old they take care of their elderly parents and give them naches in the form of granchildren.

(30) , August 13, 2010 5:25 AM


Always remember: you were once a child yourself! Come on! of corse we did things that upset our parents, but in the long run, the joy and happiness we give our parents!

(29) Verna Gabel, October 16, 2008 5:20 AM

Teach your children well, treat them with love and patience: and you cannot imagine how they will teach you as well. Yes, I do believe having purposes in your life help. Unfortunately without too much details: I have been sick for the past 7 years and have felt as a schmate, lost capacities of being the old mom , they went back, and my husband has had a very time...... There are times that I feel like fighting and times that I loose all power of the fighting spirit..... But, my children are my treasures of Ali Baba's Cavern..... And, if health would have permitted, I would have had more: for, I know deep in my heart that they will give to the community: as they have already volunteered in many ways in different ways: my daughter went to help the poor in Croatia, and Peru, and Israeli children. My eldest son volunteered in the Israeli army, and the youngest volunteered for Mogen David Adom....... I respect and trust them. And, even though each of them is in another country now. I know that as adults , they will not forget.....

(28) Anonymous, July 21, 2008 7:13 AM

Don't ask!

In Judaism, I don't think asking whether doing something makes us happy is a useful question.

We things because they are the right thing whether they may or may not make one happy, unless just knowing what you're doing is right makes you happy which would be the ideal.

Is being woken up to change or feed or simply stroke a child make you happy?

At the moment, of course not, but in the long run if waking up for that child helps him feel loved, secure and comfortable it will make the parent the long run....

(27) Ester, July 18, 2008 4:33 PM

To Daniella:

The sages weren't demeaning childless couples when comparing them to the dead. They were only describing their feelings, perhaps in order to arouse our sympathy, and I think they were quite accurate. Throughout history even the poorest of the poor wanted children. Voluntary childlessness is just another symptom of the sick ME generation.

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