This is from a book about Jonahan Edwards. I often feel terribly inadequate as a father. To read something like this about a man whom I have the greatest of admiration....well, its like cold lemonade. Enjoy.
By far the greater burden of childrearing fell to Sarah....On one occasion, when she was out of town in 1748, Jonathan was soon near his wits' end. Children of almost every age needed to be cared for. 'We have been without you,' Jonathan lamented in a letter, 'almost as long as we know how to be!'