Very well written, @quicksstrong. Thanks for sharing!
We have a 2-year old and we haven't spent a day without feeling deeply grateful about having him in our life. That said, I distinctively remember how both of us felt perhaps 4-5 years when we first got married - having a child was not even a topic that we talk about. We basically didn't want kids and we were so sure that was what the other person was thinking about as well that we don't even need to talk about it. What an experience to have gone through this perspective-changing journey!