Maternal health has made great advances in Ethiopia. In my 10 years conducting research on maternal health, I've seen a big push to build more health facilities and to provide ambulances to transport pregnant women to these facilities.
Did our world crumble? No. Did we lose faith? No. We pulled up our sleeves and did whatever we needed to do without looking at this as a negative. This child is a ray of light. A divine gift. An ever changing surprise.
I don't know much about being a husband. I know even less about being a parent, but, even in my cluelessness, I'm confident in my knowledge of one thing: Smart people say dumb stuff when faced with someone else's pregnancy.