The time has come to tell
June 22, 2007
There are some life events that come upon you with ramifications so great that the mind cannot completely wrap around it. You know that your life will never be the same yet the moment to moment experience seems little changed. I am now gratefully in the middle of one of those processes. A few weeks back we, my wife and I, went to the drugstore, bought an EPT tester and confirmed what my wife already suspected. A new life has taken up residence! We are both very excited and feel blessed to be in this situation. It is hard to find the words appropriate for the new sheen that rests on all that I behold. G and I have been married a little over a year (together over five) and we were open to this wonderful possibility.
Now that the secret is out where do I go from here? How does one prepare for the priviledge of fatherhood? Is it possible? (I can just hear the parents out there saying, “Just you wait and see”:-) ) I do have a bit of practice with children being the oldest of five and my mother running in-home daycare for the bulk of my child/teen years. These hands have (unfortunately) changed many a stinky diaper and read bedtime stories to frequent nephews and nieces. This will not be completely foreign territory.
Yet I know that as much as I love the children of my and G’s siblings there will be something different in that connection with a child that comes from us. Spending so much time with this ever-changing entity will be an experience I’m sure to treasure throughout my years. (And I’m sure there will be some moments that I would rather forget)
Just like that life completely changes!
More secrets to be discovered here…