I was telling the family about my recent incident at Costco, when I came to the part where I told the lady that this was my fifth baby. Joy objected right away, “No, Mom, this is your sixth baby. One is in heaven.”
“Yes, you’re right,” I told her, “but I don’t necessarily want to go into that with everyone that I meet on the street.”
“Why would someone be walking on the street?” came her reply that just cracked me up!
My kids always mention the baby we lost. I’m glad they remember. Their prayers for this baby that is due in a couple of weeks are always for his health and that he will come home safely. They talk about “if” the baby comes home. Yes, it’s so true that so much can still go wrong, but we can pray and trust God. I look at all these little faces around my table and realize that I don’t actually know how long I’ll have with each of them. I want to–need to enjoy them now while there is still time!