Thursday, September 9, 2010

We made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Nothing gives you a sense of mortality more than expecting a child. Both your physician and the hospital are required to give you literature on the worst case scenarios – including maternal and infant death. In their well-meaning efforts to cover their you-know-what’s, they excel in freaking me out.

It’s not like I don’t appreciate being prepared. I am a Type-A Virgo in the truest since of the word. I get a high from a well appointed schedule – truly. Agendas and lists are euphoric. It’s just that preparing for the “worst” is a different beast altogether. Imagining your life without your spouse, or leaving your child orphaned is upsetting to say the very least.

To help us navigate this heavy preparation, Ben and I had our law firm send us a template for a last will and testament. Most of it is pretty straight-forward.

Q: Do you have a prenuptial agreement?
A: Ummm, no – considering each of us had about $200 in our checking accounts when we got married.

Q: Do either of you have children from a previous marriage?
A: Dang. Did I not mention that wild night in Juarez, Babe?

Q: Do you have children as a result of your current marriage?
Me: *jumping at a chance to gush about our baby girl* “Do you think they’d appreciate a sonogram picture? She looks so cute in it!”

Ben: *rolling eyes* “I think we should just send in a copy of her birth certificate.”

Q: Who will serve as guardians of your children in the event both of you are deceased before said children reach the age of 18?
A: Easy.

To us, the answer was obvious.

This is my brother, Brady, and his fiancée, Abigail. They are to be married on August 6, 2011 in San Diego, where they live. They agreed to be Lil Miss’ godparents, and Ben and I couldn’t be happier.

Brady is my first & oldest friend, only brother, and best confidant. Abigail is a new friend, amazing person, and someone I look forward to calling family. Brady and Abigail made the choice to share their lives together, and will serve as excellent examples of love and compassion for our daughter.

Thank you Brady & Abigail. We can’t wait to introduce you to your goddaughter.

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