"I am a pretty good father.
I wish I had been the father I am now back when the girls were little.
Guess how I became the father I am now.
God used my children to grow me up… to father me… to sculpt me a little more into His image. I think God uses parenting to change/parent us more than he uses us to nurture our children (and in saying that I don’t for a moment want to minimize the affect/importance of our parenting upon our kids). At age 27 I couldn’t be the parent I am at 55. I’m not the father at 55 I will be at 70. That’s the way it is."
I can relate, and I hope I will say this when my boys are nearly 30.