Welcome! I hope people do not simply dismiss how well that was written. It was artful prose my friend.
I have a 2 year old and a 4 month old and could not agree with you more. Something is lost as we grow up, and often times the only way back is through our children.
It reminds me of a song. If you have the time to watch this, it might make you shed a tear. I like to pretend I am a manly man, but this song breaks me down every time.