Friday, November 14, 2008
(Makenzie age 3) "Mommy, when are you gonna get my sister?" (Me) "When Heavenly Father decides to send us a baby." (Makenzie) "I said a prayer and asked Heavenly Father for a sister." (Me) "Well, Heavenly Father just might send a baby brother." (Makenzie) "Nope. It's a sister." At the time of this conversation, Craig and I had just recently discussed having another baby. It went something like this... (Me) "You know, if we are going to have another baby, we should probably start thinking about it. The twins are potty trained, we've been sleeping all night for some time now....it's all getting too easy. (Craig) "Are you serious? You're thinking we need another baby?" Then Makenzie helped us make the decision. Ragan was born 2 months before Mark and Makenzie turned 5. After Ragan was born, Makenzie made this comment, "Heavenly Father must be a really good listener. I asked Him for a sister and he sent one." I am grateful for my sweet daughters. As I watch them grow into young women, I am amazed at their inner beauty. I see their desires to do good and their limitless ability to be kind to others. When they struggle with life and the trials it brings, my heart aches for them. As I try to help them pick up the pieces, I want them to understand that these struggles will make them grow and become stronger.