This may seem obvious to some, idocracy to others or ....... But, I am wondering if any of you also consider any children in your life to be or to have been helpful in your spiritual development?? Sons, daughters, friends, girl scouts, sunday school students, neices, nephews, grandchildren, etc...... I am a mother of 4- hence my name. I consider that 2 of my children come up with incredible theological ideas. But, also, that all 4 are a help in my spiritual growth- just by being children. Thet have taught me patience, self-lessness, the need to "take care of myself so I can take care of others", unconditional love and humility?? Anyone else?