There is so much that is outside of our control. As Mr. D said to me, "We could get into a car accident and die today but that doesn't mean it is going to prevent us from driving in a car." Irrational fears (such as the ones surrounding the Christmas terrorist attack) are unfortunately the driving force behind what we do and how we handle things as a society. We go to extremes (like doing full-body x-ray scans) to prevent something that we ultimately have no control over. And we just need to accept that.
I guess what I am saying is that I could worry myself for the next 3-6 months about something going wrong (and I am sure for every waking hour I have of that child's life) but in the end, it is not up to me to decide. I am just so grateful that I have been born into a family where I have been taught eternal principles that I know are true. And I know that even when life seems to throw you a terrible curveball that you weren't expecting, you just need to hold on a little longer.
And today, Katie and I will do something.
I would be amiss to forget to mention Mr. D handling me through the hysteria. He talked sense into me. He held me. And then he made us breakfast for dinner while I made us smoothies. And he did the dishes. Sure, he may not be as emotional as I expect him to be sometimes. But he certainly makes up for it in every other aspect of our relationship. I love you, Mr. D.