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I was surprised and a bit unprepared when each of our three children were born. I knew, of course, that they were coming. I was acutely aware of the realities of my wife Courtney’s pregnancies, of the time passing toward due dates, of check ups and preparations and conversations about what to do when the baby arrived. But still – maybe I am unusual but I highly doubt it – the reality of the new child didn’t present itself until each baby was in my arms. What do we have here? Who is this? What does this person need from me? And from that point on, with each child, I have been in action, tending them to the best of my heart and energy. But – knowing they were coming and accepting that knowledge without proof of their existence…well, no. I was not so sure these people were real until they were really in my arms.