“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born…”
My wife and I are lucky enough to be able to work at the same place and are able to ride together. For the past few months our conversations have been mostly baby related. We are expecting the birth of our first child (a baby girl) on June 4th.
I tried to imagine the feelings that parents would feel when they were preparing to have a baby, but could never do it. It wasn’t until I saw the first ultrasound that it all became real. That I was going to be a father and that this dream that my wife and I had had for so long was finally going to become true.
A few days ago my wife and I were able to see our daughter in a 4D ultrasound. It was one of the creepiest, but at the same time, awesomest things I’ve ever experienced. Here is the video my wife put together from our 4D ultrasound…check it out…she did a great job!
The other day on the way to work I had my first “Dad Moment.” We were talking about how excited we were that Norah would be here soon and then it hit me. It hit me so hard that I felt like I needed to pull over. For the first time in our pregnancy I was scared. I was scared for the fact that I am going to be a father. That I am going to be responsible for another human’s life. That any extra from my paycheck no longer is going to be spent just on my wife and I, but now any extra will be given to Norah.
I then began to think about how scary it would have been for Joseph and Mary. While my daughter is going to be the coolest baby ever born….she will not be the Savior. I can’t imagine the pressure Joseph and Mary would have faced knowing that they were going to be changing the diapers of Jesus. That they would be teaching Jesus how to walk and talk. That they were responsible for disciplining Him when He through a fit that his mom wouldn’t buy him a toy at the market.
For you parents..you know the scared feeling that I’m feeling. The feeling that in a couple of months my life is going to insanely change, but God will be there with us through it all!