1 Thessalonians 2:7

7 Instead, we were like young childrena among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,

Read 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Using Other Translations

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother taking care of her own children.
As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children.