Part of my parental vocation entails spiritual teaching, modeling, and training. In the process of fulfilling this duty I've learned more and grown in my faith.
Parenting has also led me to pray (help!) and to begin to develop important virtues (patience, charity, etc.).
And sometimes my children just out-and-out pull me up the ladder towards God. Last week I went to 6:15 mass, not because my boys were serving, but because one just wanted to go. Another child came along because she's set herself a goal to attend a certain number of masses this year.
I appreciate the inspiration--thanks, guys!