I have often wondered, how would we react if each time a child was born our Father in Heaven made this kind of introduction to the parents:
Thank you for preparing this little body for the spirit I have created.
Now, I present him to you for a season to care for.
Please teach him of me and my Son.
I so much want him back with me someday.
Remember this: He is loving.
He will respond to teaching.
He wants to learn.
Please treat him with respect.
The road will not be easy.
Some of the time it will be most difficult.
I want to help you raise him.
Please call on me often for advice and counsel.
Together we can help him fulfill his purpose on the Earth.
-Ensign Jan. 1973 pg. 115