Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
James 1:2-4 (I’m just leaving this up until The Boy comes, a reminder for myself.)
I think this XKCD pretty accurately depicts how Ian and I — and our parents, and probably some extended family and possibly some friends — are feeling about imminent* The Boy’s arrival.