Gone was the white picket fence.
Gone was the idyllic life.
Gone was the imagined future.
Life was about to change dramatically.
There was no choice.
There was no consultation or preference.
God was coming.
Joseph, when he heard the news.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. 19 And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. – Matthew 1:18-19 (NASB)