So my youngest children have the blessing of growing up surrounded by nieces and nephews their same age that they love and adore and those nieces and nephews love and adore them right back.
Me, I feel like I have a foot in two generations. I'm a grandmother to many and yet I'm still raising my own children. I love the perspective it gives me. I can't get too overly sentimental or judgemental because I'm still in the trenches but I also have the advantage of real life school. I know from personal experience how quickly childhood passes.
My youngest children John and Alisa are not growing up lonely even though their older brothers and sisters are much older than they. They are surrounded with love.
I thank God every day for the gift of children in my life.