To the Next Level

There comes a time in a man’s life when he has to take it to the next level. He must face his fears and truly become an adult. For me, that day was the Friday before Christmas when my wife called in a quavering voice, “Jim? Can you come here a minute?”, which of course I did immediately. Her next question was the really scary one though, she handed me a white stick with a couple of small windows and asked, “Do you see two lines?”

As you might have already guessed, the white stick was a pregnancy test, and yes, I did see two lines: faint, but unmistakable. And so, we’ve embarked on the great journey to parenthood, with all the joy and heartache that accompanies the voyage. Right now, we’ve only taken the first few steps, less than a month into the journey, but filled with excitement, and yes, a bit of terror, at the responsibility that has been cast upon us.

2 thoughts on “To the Next Level”

  1. Congratulations. ‘Life begins at 40’ my have some truth to it.

    I enjoyed your post on the Averatec DVD burner. I plan to install the drive you did after reading about it. I want to ask how it is working, but your using Linux so that may have something to do with it also. Someday it would be nice to not depend on Windows. I’d like to be able to backup and run from an external hard drive.

    I am your age and am just getting started with college at the Community College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. I am thinking about a BSCE degree. -rob

    ps. excellent website by the way

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