My sister wrote a post recently about how she is grieving the things she will have to give up when her baby comes. She received some helpful comments and I know that she got a lot of encouragement from a friend of hers. Of course, everything she is feeling is completely normal. It is overwhelming to think about all the changes that will take place when your baby arrives. I suppose you are never really prepared for how much life changes and then after a while, you can't imagine your life any differently. In fact, when I read her post I had to try really hard to remember the things I missed before I had kids. The truth of the matter is that we had our first baby just two years after we were married, so we didn't really have much of a life to give up! For us it has always been looking forward to when the kids are older and all the things we will enjoy then. Either way, trying to enjoy the moments has they come will bring the greatest joy.
What are the things you miss about your pre-children life?
What have you learned through the changes?