Planning to have a family and be a parent is a decision, after marriage, that a husband and wife make together. I hear all of the time about how you should be prepared before you get a pet because it can be a big responsibility. This rings true for kids as well. They aren’t something you can send back if you think it isn’t going to work out. Having children is a serious thing and being a parent is an amazing thing! It is hard though. But if you take the time to know what will happen physically and emotionally, what it will require of you financially, as well as being sure your relationship with your spouse is ready for it, it can be such an amazing thing to happen in your life.