To my surprise, last Sunday right before going up for Communion, he leans over and whispers, "Mami, I want you to have another baby!". I was shocked, mainly because I wasn't expecting this plus our youngest is only 13 months old. As I looked around us, I noticed there was a new born baby in sight and this must have triggered this thought in his sweet mind! Although, our youngest is only 13 months old when compared to the new born he looks old, lol! So I asked him, after Mass, "where did that come from?" and "our little one is still a baby". His answer, "it's not the same, he's walking, talking-some, expressing himself and showing his personality! While new babies are so quiet and sweet and yummy to hold and have an amazing smell!" I wanted to cry from the excitement! He loves babies and misses the joy of a new one. In thinking about this, he has prayed and hoped for all of his siblings. I remember him wanting one since he was very small, and every time he prayed, BINGO! God does hear prayers of our children! While I'm not here to announce that we are expecting, just yet...I wanted to share this sweet moment I had with my son. LOL!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A Catholic wife and mother of five, author, journalist, speaker, reviewer, catechist, Lay Missionary of Charity (Mother Teresa's Order) and lover of nature. Widely published and deeply experienced in both family life and religious life, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle counted Blessed Teresa of Calcutta among her personal friends. She maintains numerous Web sites and has founded several Catholic apostolates and ministries. For more information on this wonderful Catholic author, please visit here. For a daily dose of inspiration, visit Donna's blog at http://viewdomesticchurch.blogspot.com/.
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