One day last week, Darren and I were leaving a store with the kids and as we approached our van in the parking lot, he said, "Well, look at that! I wonder who left the side door WIDE OPEN?!"
I stopped for a moment and stared, dumbfounded, then remembered all at once that I had intended to close it after Dylan climbed out. I had gotten distracted buckling Caitlyn into the seat of a nearby shopping cart and completely forgot about closing the door! Luckily, everything was fine with the van, but I was still bewildered!
"Maybe I'm pregnant," I said, only somewhat jokingly. "That would certainly explain the absentmindedness I've been experiencing lately".
With complete sincerity, Darren looked me right in the eyes and responded tenderly, "Oh, I sure hope so".
While we haven't yet actually been blessed with another new life, I feel so cherished just knowing that my beloved would happily welcome one (or two, or more!) new souls into this world with me. I could never be more perfectly loved.