People may laugh at this comic strip, but it's actually a shining example of society's anti-child attitude (one that's even crept into the church). At it's core is the belief that they are a burden. This attitude is NOT of God! Children are made in the image of God. He loves them. They are a blessing!
Are they hard work? An emphatic YES! But the hardest part about them: having to deal with my own sin and dying to my selfishness. I can't live for "just me" anymore. Therein lies a HUGE part of them being a blessing: in having them, we have to die to self, and our sanctification deepens. That is very pleasing to the Lord!