It was a really great conversation. Wonderful to hear from a couple that were once in a similar situation to E and I, that they were glad they waited to have kids for 5 years. What opportunities they had and how much they learned in the meantime.
But something that came out in the conversation especially struck me. Something I hope I can say in 10 or 20 years.
"It's green on both sides"
They were referring to life pre-kids, and post; pre-marriage and post.
Both are smart, degreed, accomplished. A (the wife) stopped working to raise two kids (so far) and move from Atlanta to San Diego where her pastor husband found his dream job.
They acknowledged the fun of singleness and the beauty of marriage, the freedom of childlessness and the wonderment of having kids as all good.
And they have no regrets! I was really inspired and encouraged to find the joy in every stage of life.