The most natural thing

May 7th, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, Welcome once again to the place you all know and love. Where everyone knows your name (if you leave a comment –because “name” is a mandatory field) and you are encouraged to be all you can be. You are set apart and have the power to make a difference. They are all facts about you that has nothing to do with The Thursday Blog being your mid week guide to life (but we can take credit for your awesomeness if you don’t mind).

Gosh I have been having fun over the last few weeks. Last week’s “Things I don’t understand” had some great feedback and the launch of “The Godfather Txt” was a success. On a personal note I had an ultrasound and it didn’t show much because I am not pregnant. My Princess on the other hand is pregnant and when she had an ultrasound it showed one healthy and strong baby. This is such good news as we weren’t as lucky last time (See the episode “My Son”). So we are excited for our second child and it is due in early November.

I know your next question about my baby. You want to know about its’ sex! I am proud to say my child is……………. not having sex until they are married. What a stupid question. Why did you bring it up? Shame on you!

Wow. I am having a child. Everything is going to change.

Now I know what you are thinking. A post on change, where the writer says that people think change is bad but change is actually really good. What Blog do you think you are reading? Cliché Weekly? This is no ordinary Blog, you know that! Shame on you again! (That is twice in only 302 words, triple shame!).

Things have changed so much even in the last few years. I have a habit of looking back on myself every six months or so and thinking “I am so glad I have grown up since then. I was such a ……. (insert descriptive word)”. Now I am not getting down on myself but just happy I am now a better person. The only problem is that in 6 months from now I will be glad I am no longer the way I am now and it gets confusing. If I ever get in a time machine and meet myself my current self will think my old self is immature and my old self will think my new self is a snob.

It is funny to think that it was only 3 years ago I was living in a unit that was 85% brick and 15% cockroach. I was living off a credit card that I should never have been allowed to have in the first place. I think I was at university…………… enough said. Now these were not bad times. No way. This was a great time in my life. I got to flatmate with 2 of my closest friends; I worked at a bowling alley with the person who was my best man in my wedding; I was having an impact on the youth ministry and kids ministry I was involved in; and I was growing as a person.

But now is different.

And soon my now is about to change.

I have a child on the way and it is all going to change. To help me deal with this I like to look at what caused the last big change. My Princess!

Getting married is the most unnatural thing! I would love to say it is romantic and it may be for a woman but for a man it is a gut-wrenching unnatural experience. From dressing up and standing like you have left the coat hanger in, to getting up at 6am because the photographer (who you are paying the amount of a deposit on a house) wants to get the guys shots before the bride. “Act natural” he said 300 times. Act natural hey, I’M USUALLY ASLEEP!!! Getting to the church and saying hi to people whilst you are silently fighting off the urge to faint. And then waiting!!! Oh the waiting!!! My Princess was only 15 mins late (the perfect amount of time according to the magazines) but I couldn’t handle it. Yes for those who were there, I cried my little eyes out.

But after it was all over, the wedding; the honeymoon; and the unwrapping of the presents; all that was left was me and my Princess living in a place all to ourselves. I thought this would be the tough part because I have always been an independent man living with flatmates, not having to worry about anyone else, but I was wrong. Living together was the most natural thing in the world and it has been ever since.

I am scared of this season ahead. generic hyzaar tabs Pregnancy and the changes that happen are beautiful but are still scary. The changes in our lifestyle are not going to be easy. Giving birth doesn’t look fun (and I am only holding her hand, imagine if you are owning that hand). But I have a feeling, deep down, that when I hold my child in my arms and I gently kiss their forehead, that it will be the most natural thing in the world.

Have fun.

Dan.

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2009 at 6:00 am and is filed under The Main Event!!!. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

7 Responses to “The most natural thing”

  1. Alison Says:

    Just curious, has your Princess read Jackie Mize’s “supernatural childbirth”?

  2. Naomi Says:

    Congrats on the upcoming birth of your child! Praying God blesses your growing family during this time of change. Its an exciting time.

    I highly recommend the book “Sacred Parenting” by Gary Thomas. All about how God using our children to shape our lives. Its been a very good book….

  3. hannah Says:

    Loved the post. I can understand the scariness, You can’t ever just think of yourself anymore, it’s always gotta be your kids too. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. What a blessing and a challenge, and one I am confident you are both more than capable of doing well with God by your side to strengthen and help you. Good luck, and congrats on the ultrasound.

  4. Dan lee-Archer Says:

    This is great. I am getting an awesome list of partnering books together. Thanks Naomi and Alison.

  5. Flamingo Says:

    I can’t help you in terms of pregnancy books but I don’t appreciate you shaming me when I come to read your blog in good faith! Well written mate and I am sure it will all work out well for the baby who will apparently be no sex nor will ne conducting in sex until marriage ( I think the first inhibits the ability to perform the second).

    Talk soon

    dtxo

  6. Steve G Says:

    It is funny to think that it was only 3 years ago I was living in a unit that was 85% brick and 15% cockroach.

    …which one? Ah good times my friend, good times. I do believe I myself was the beneficiary of that credit card sometimes.

    Much love.

  7. katie Says:

    love it!

Leave a Reply