When you are getting ready to be a parent there are lots of things that cross your mind. You wonder when. You wonder if you'll parent a boy or girl. You wonder how many children you will have. You wonder if you'll be a good parent. You wonder how much your life will change. You wonder if you can afford children. You wonder all kinds of things, some minor and some major.
And people will give all sorts of opinions, solicited and unsolicited. You are warned about the lack of sleep, and money, and adult time. But, you are also told, and you anticipate, an unfathomable amount of love you'll have for your tiny treasure.
Throughout all of this, there is just one thing I was unprepared for. I didn't read about it, and not a single soul I know told me about this. And actually, I'm pretty glad about this since what I discovered has been one of the sweetest blessings ever.
Are you ready for me to share? Hopefully if you are a parent you have experienced this as well, and if you aren't, you won't hate me for giving away the surprise.
I always knew that Brian would be an awesome dad. He's caring and sensitive, responsible and fun. But . . . I was totally unprepared to fall totally and completely in love with him all over again. It totally melts my heart to listen in on Brian and Andy when they don't know I am. Or to watch them when they don't know I'm watching. I love to lay in bed on a weekend morning and listen to them chatter downstairs in the kitchen. I love when the baby monitor is on and I can hear Brian talking with our boy. It's just pure heaven and makes it all so worthwhile. And like I said, I always knew that Brian would be a great dad, but it was just such a pleasant surprise to see him transformed to an even better husband. And what I found, was that just when I thought that I couldn't possibly love him any more, I did. And I do. Each day just gets better and better.