Thursday, June 11, 2009
Grab a Tissue for This One
Most of you know that we had a rough start to this year with our miscarriage in February. We were unsure of how to handle telling TJ that he wasn't going to have a brother or sister for a while longer, because he was super excited to be a big brother. How do you explain that to a 4 year old? So, we decided we would just answer his questions as they came and not try to explain the situation. As I have stated numerous times, TJ is very inquisitive and wants to know WHY about EVERYTHING. So, he has asked on numerous occasions about "his baby." I have always answered the best way I knew how by telling him that the baby wasn't in my belly anymore and explained that God would give us another baby when he is ready for us to have one. As I have also mentioned before, TJ remembers EVERY answer I give and often tests me to make sure I give the same answers. So, while at the beach, Thomas, TJ, Uncle Mike and I were driving, and TJ tells Uncle Mike "you can sit there, and this is my baby's seat, so you can't sit here." Uncle Mike responded, "you have a baby?" And TJ said, "well, it's in heaven with God and when he's ready for us to have a baby, then he'll give one to us." Of course, I'm driving and tears are streaming down my face. What a sweet and precious gift to have such an amazing little boy. We are truly blessed to have him in our lives and if God provides us with other children one day, we will be thankful beyond measure!
Thank you to all of you who have been there for us this year...the thoughts and prayers have been felt and we are doing great!