The Fatherhood Chronicles II

Okay. This in no way compares to any of Anna’s experiences present or future, but I had a moment of “freaking” yesterday about 4:00 in the afternoon. There I was, blithely working on academic stuff, when I got to thinking: Wow. A baby.

You know how people talk about their lives flashing before their eyes at crisis moments? Well, my future flashed before mine. Before I knew what was going on, I was thinking health insurance, Social Security cards, college fund, Christian catechesis, and . . . A quick phone call to a competent pastor helped me come down from the mental ledge. (Still, this morning while I was in the shower I was thinking again about college funds.)

The reality is sinking in. Adopting out our pets. Selling/Donating many of my books. I mean, one must make room for the baby!

But I am glad–oh, so glad!–that we got the news during this season of the year. Talk about a Christmas experience! “And who for us and for our salvation was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary.” Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven” is terribly poignant for us this year.