Every six months, when General Conference rolls around, we are encouraged to think of specific questions and to look for those answers in the talks we hear.
This time, I didn't do that. My general concern was "holy cow... We are bringing a real life child into our family! HELP!" and did I get help? Of course! Not only were there so many uplifting and inspiring talks encouraging us to become better, there were many many talks focused on families and raising children. Maybe you heard different things, but this is what I learned:
I don't need to have all of the answers. I don't even need to be in control. I simply need to rely on my Heavenly Father and work together with my husband to 1) give this baby all the love in the world, 2) teach this baby the gospel and that our Heavenly Father loves him/her more than he will ever know, 3) teahc him to understand and use agency, 4) teach obedience, 5) teach love and respect for all of God's children, and a thousand other important lessons.
And even though I feel completely inadequate (I know, I know... I've said this before), and I am young, and my career isn't where I hoped it would be, and Jed and I aren't perfect, the Lord approves of what we are embarking upon, and He will bless and help us, and He will make up the difference. And we are doing the right thing. And it makes this experience so sweet and so special.