Yes. I have learned so much about myself, life and limits since having them. The world is scarey, in chaos, uncertain, full of anger and danger. I had children for selfish reasons, I wanted them. I wanted someone to love me. Guess what, I am not always sure that was what happened but I love them and through that I have learned empathy, forgiveness, compassion, moderation, sensitivity, selflessness, beauty and the depths of fear and sadness. I have learned to love myself and others regardless of all of the above and because of it. My children have saved my life while I was watching over theirs. I know nothing of the future and I am afraid for them. But, I believe that parents will always fear for their children, fear for the state of the world and will always fear the pain that may lay ahead in the lives of their children. I would have all 4 of mine again. Definately.