A Surprise of a Different Kind

**Special Message at the end!**

We took dinner to some friends tonight who just had their second baby, a beautiful baby girl. Sister loves babies. She has been asking for the longest time if she can have a baby sister and that desire seems to get stronger every time another friend has a baby.

As we were leaving their house after dropping of dinner, Sister sighed in the back seat.

"Mooooom, why can't you just have a baby?"

"Well, it takes a little while and we need to wait for Daddy to get back before we talk about that."

"Why?"

Starting to sweat, "Uh. Um. Uh. Because Daddy would be sad if he missed out on us getting a new baby." (Hey, she's only four and this is not the day to discuss this.)

After thinking for a moment, she got a genius idea.

"I think we should just surprise him! He likes surprises! He'd be so happy!"

No, sweetie. That's not the kind of surprise Daddies who have been away for a long time want to come home to. :)

**Let me just say, I have the best readers/friends in the whole world. You are all just the kind of friends I prayed that God would give me for these long months ahead. Thank you so much for your loving words. I'm encouraged and uplifted more than I can tell you!**