So, I've been praying for more patience. It looks like my prayers were answered. Anyone have any good ideas for a name change to this blog? Apparently Half a Dozen will no longer fit :)
We told our children last night that they have been given the gift of a new sibling. Their reactions were so completely beautiful.
Stat boy smiled calmly and began offering his ideas for names for a new sibling. He had just spent the entire weekend playing with our dear friend's five month old. He absolutely loves babies and babies absolutely love him. How many 15 year old boys pay any attention at all to small children? Oleander grinned from ear to ear. Skoshi A, through her tears, declared they had just been talking about how wonderful it would be to have another baby. Special K thought we were joking. Lil' Wingnut immediately asked to see the baby in my stomach, but the best reaction came from our 17 year old daughter, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she thanked us repeatedly. She's been praying for another sibling for several years now and honestly thought we'd "given up". I told her, there is no giving up.
In a family open to life, there is no greater gift than the gift of a new life.