William and Adelaide are precious to me. They are priceless gifts from God. I like the following quote from Stepping Heavenward. It sums up some of my thoughts on the value of children that makes the physical sacrifice worth it all. (Background information for this quote: Katy has given birth to yet another child, and she also has poor health. There are some who are displeased with her for having another child.)
She says I shall now have one more mouth to fill and two feet the more to shoe, more disturbed nights, more laborious days, and less leisure or visiting, reading, music, and drawing.