Embracing Change, Welcoming New Life, and Thinking About the Future

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The thing about life that is both wonderful and scary at the same time is that it never stays the same. We can travel down new paths, take exciting adventures, embrace new opportunities, or even welcome the same routines that keep us comfortable.

Travel new paths - family

As our lives change, we are left with both opportunities, as well as challenges. There are these moments when you feel like life is rushing by and everything is smooth sailing, and then suddenly you might be in rough waters in the eye of the storm. As they say, the only thing that is constant is change. 

When life is a roller-coaster

My life feels like a roller-coaster of turbulence right now. I will be leaving my current full-time job to work at a new job that is only part-time. While I’m nervous about quitting my current job, the new job will be doing something I love, and the reduced hours will give me more time to spend at home. I am also expecting my fourth child in a matter of weeks. This, in particular, is something I don’t feel ready for just yet. Do we ever feel ready when it comes to having a new baby?


There is a little bit of fear in the back of my mind every time I get closer to my due date. I’ve had three children already, all via c-section, so I know the routine, the drill, the risks, the what-ifs, but none of that changes the fact that something still could go wrong. Something could happen and I’d be extremely ill, or worse, gone.

Four children and I could be gone. 

The thought doesn’t escape me no matter how many times I’ve gone through this, and I’d say the fear probably gets a little worse each time. This is what it looks like when you are in the surgical room awaiting the arrival of your new baby, and probably the moment when I’m most calm because at this point there is no going back, there is no natural delivery, there is just all your trust in the surgeon. 


Navigating Life’s Changes

Each and every time I’ve been expecting a child and start thinking about all the what-ifs, it gets me thinking about how I can leave my children prepared for if the worst does happen.

I recently read an article on Protective Life about Navigating Life’s Changes with Life Insurance, and they were spot on about how most families depend on two incomes to make ends meet. If I want to make sure my kids are prepared for the future, without leaving a financial burden for my husband, I need to make sure to update my life insurance policy. 

Even though life has its ups and downs, I will have peace of mind knowing that my kids will still have a great future ahead of them no matter what happens!



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15 thoughts on “Embracing Change, Welcoming New Life, and Thinking About the Future

  • September 22, 2015 at 1:54 pm
    Wow, three c-sections. I had my second (and last) son via c-section and had such a bad recovery and complicatoiins afterwards that I had my tubes tied. I could never have got through that again. Reply
  • September 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    I haven't had a c-section, and I have such respect for women that have gone through the procedure and the recovery while caring for a newborn! I can't wait to hear how #4 goes for you :-) Reply
  • September 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm
    Seriously much respect to you as a mother. You are a great example for other mothers! xoxox Reply
  • September 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm
    What a beautiful post. I am currently taking a path I never thought I'd take. My Dh and I decided sadly that we are not going to have any more children (we have 3). The money, the room in our house, etc. would be too much. WE both work so there would be a lot of costs included with another child. I have always dreamed of having children but never went past it. I'm stumbling now! I wish you the best of luck on your path! Reply
  • September 22, 2015 at 4:45 pm
    We need to look into life insurance. I have only one, but we want to make sure that he is taken care of if God forbit something happen to us. Reply
  • September 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm
    Definitely an eye-opener. Sometimes we do get too busy trying to make a living that we tend to forget that we will not live forever. We must ensure that when the time comes, our children will still be able to go on and live a comfortable life. Getting insured is the only way to do that. If we love our children, we must get coverage. Reply
  • September 22, 2015 at 10:22 pm
    Both my husband and I have life insurance because you never know what could happen. My husband is a police officer and he would rather his family be taken care of just in case. Reply
  • September 23, 2015 at 2:25 am
    Life insurance is very important. My husband has a coverage through his employee. It's an okay insurance with low coverage. Reply
  • September 23, 2015 at 9:54 am
    In Canada our medical is all covered. We just have to pay for dental. Life insurance is a whole other story we have to look into that. But here we are lucky everything else is covered. Reply
  • September 24, 2015 at 12:13 am
    I think this is something all of, us especially as mothers, think about. Definitely does not hurt into make sure that if something were to happen your children would be ok. Thanks for sharing! Reply
  • September 25, 2015 at 6:15 am
    I haven't really thought much about life insurance…maybe because I'm not married and I don't have any kids. When my circumstances change, that will definitely be something to look into. Reply

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