It doesn’t seem like 16 years ago that my wife and I were going to be parents for the very first time. I was recently accepted into a master’s degree at program at Penn State when we got the news that we were expecting. So both my mom and my wife’s mom said to me, “You finish school as fast as you can so that our grandchild will be coming home soon.”
So as many new parents do, we read all the books, decorated the room, checked out the baby name books, and circled the date on the calendar. Luckily our date fell after my finals.
Once she was born, then it was time for the grandparents to come. Soon we had a household full of people in our small apartment. Our new little baby was being held and passed around the room. And today she went to the DMV with her mom to get her permit.
Wow, I still can’t believe that it is 16 years later.