The young man was married to Jennifer Lopez’ character, and the two were planning on adopting a baby from Ethiopia since they were unable to have children themselves. Throughout most of the movie, he was worried about and very insecure about his readiness to have a young child in the house and about his capability to be a father. The group of friends led by Chris Rock explained to the worried prospective father that you are never really ready for the adventure of being a parent, so it is best to just jump on and hang on for dear life. Then they went on to explain that being fathers was the best experience of their lives and that, despite their occasional complaints that they loved being fathers and dearly loved their children. Perhaps the best line of the movie was when Chris Rock’s character explained that he thought he was happy before being a father, but now that he had children, he knew he was happy for the first time in his life.
This is definitely a must see movie for all parents, expecting or otherwise. The scenes are very realistic. They pull no punches in showing both the good and the bad that goes with parenting, especially with the entire experience of bringing children into the world for the first time. But they do a great job of showing the wonder, the amazing wonder of birth.
This is an experience that I will never forget for the rest of my life. I was blessed to be present and in the delivery room for the births of all four of my precious children. At the moment when they were finally delivered, I got tears in my eyes, knowing that I was witnessing a great miracle. I have never seen anything like it in my life. Moreover, I have never experienced anything greater than marriage and being father to my four children. This is certainly one thing that the movie got right.
If you have children, I pray that you would remember to thank God every day for this great blessing. I pray also that you would be filled with God’s Wisdom and Power in raising them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.