You never know how things will affect you until they actually happen. Todd was off work for four months and just recently started his new job. There was much talk and discussion about how things would be when he was a working. I think reality has finally set in now that I am helping with the cooking and doing the cleaning by myself :). I am very thankful for his new job but am dealing with the emotional aspects of not having him every weekend to do the things we love to do together--watch football, have breakfast in bed, go shopping, and be with the family.
I feel the same will be when the baby comes. We can do all the planning ahead of time but you don't realize what a life changing event it really is. The baby's room may be ready and the nursery stocked but the emotional and mental changes will be so dramatic. We will have another life to care for everyday. I don't think this is something parents will ever be fully prepared for. You never really know how it will affect you until it happens. All I can do is pray and leave it to the Lord....
12 hours ago