Dear friend of life,
I had the privilege of watching my 24-week preborn baby kicking her arms and legs in my wife’s womb this week. Our tenth! When Elizabeth and I married 17 years ago, we were committed to have as many children as the Lord would give us—reserving the right to change our minds, of course. ;-) It has been almost an annual ritual for our family—all of us gathered around a puddle of urine on the bathroom counter, jumping up and down and squealing with excitement over a positive pregnancy test! Now, with my tenth on the way, we’ve never been more excited!
This one, we are happy to announce, is a girl! That makes six girls and four boys. I told Elizabeth she’s got to get pregnant at least twice more to give the boys a chance to catch up. My wife laughed, but I think the ultrasonography tech, when she overheard, would have incinerated me with her eyes if she could.