Having a child is a commitment of epic proportions. There is no greater emotional risk than giving birth to someone who will lay claim to your heart. This person will redefine your idea of love, they will be someone you will cherish and fiercely defend, someone you will be willing to suffer and die for.
Although you will want to take away all their pain and fix everything, you won't be able to and when you want them to learn from your mistakes, they will make their own. They will live their lives, they will marry someone they will love more than you and they will have their their own family...and someday understand that having a child is a commitment of epic proportions.