August 1st, 2007

I will be a father!

Tomorrow, mrw42 and I will have been dating for two years. Two years ago, I had no idea that we would grow as close as we have become. I certainly had no idea that I would be eagerly awaiting the birth of our child.

However, that is exactly what is going on. Margaret and I are having a baby. She is due in early February. I plan to move in with Margaret, Kevin and their kids towards the end of this year. We hope to form a family with three adults and to raise our child together. I'm so incredibly excited to be having a child with Margaret.

I'm also very excited that I've finally told all the people who need to hear first and that I can make a public announcement. The last couple of months have been stressful for Margaret and I. It's frustrating when someone asks how things are going and you realize that the most important things in your life are things you are not ready to discuss. We're both glad that is behind us and we can look forward to planning to live together and to welcoming our child into our lives.

Of course there is a lot of planning to go through in the upcoming months. Like every new parent, I'm nervous about whether I'll be any good, what it will be like, etc. This is also a big life change and while I'm very happy about it, I'm also a bit afraid of the change and the impacts it will have.