As we have waited these ninth months for her arrival I have become keenly aware of certain things.
1. I have prayed a lot more. I found myself driving to work and thinking about her coming arrival. These thoughts many times turned into times of prayer for her and for Peggy and I. I desire so much to be a godly parent, one that models Christlikeness not just talks about it.
2. I have also found myself evaluating others. This sounds rediculous, who am I to evaluate other peoples kids and parenting skills, but the truth is I have. I am to often a critical person and this is something I have to work on.
3. I have to become a better listener. It seems that when anyone that has kids finds out you are having kids, they feel it is their God-given right to give you advice. At times this has been helpful, but at other times I have just wanted to run away screaming. I have many things to learn and patience will be key.