Watch over those who are entrusted to you, not simply as a duty, but willingly and with gladness of heart, according to God’s will. (1 Peter 5:2)
This verse popped up in my RSS feed for devotions. While the context is church, I knew from the time that I married Mary that the kids were a package deal. This verse sums up what God put on my heart 6 years ago. As I said in a previous post that I wish the time were longer, and as my dad commented there will always be those times when you wish you could have done more or been there, but you get used to it and forge ahead.
So with that, I offer to help the kids whenever I can. Realize that I love each one of you. There is nothing you can do that will make me love you less…nothing.