"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
The obstetrician has confirmed that there is a new life of five weeks old. It hasn't been exactly a long journey, nor is it really a short one, but this day has come slightly sooner. The feeling isn't exactly a mixed when I received that sms about the positive result from her, nor am I particularly happy or depressed. Perhaps, it is the feeling of awe to be included in the biological parenthood, besides attaining childhood and priesthood. Surely, there will be changes and issues to rethink through, but praise be to the Lord who is our source of life.

Right now, she's going through the typical symptoms of the first trimester. She becomes tired easily, there is some change in her appetite and puking can be uncontrollable during travels. Sense of helplessness can be overwhelming sometimes as she suffers the pangs of child bearing while I am besides her. If it will to be effortless, the government would probably has succeeded in promoting their birth campaign. The fact is that it's not after the fall.

Anyway, the next appointment with the obstetrician is in two weeks time. May God keep the family.