I have a load of laundry in the washing machine. This in itself is not such an unusual occurrence around our house, but there’s a story behind it.

My aunt had the day off work today and invited my sister and I to come visit with the kids. We had a wonderful time and one of our cousins came by with her two boys giving the kids a chance to play with some friends! The kids all had a great time playing together and it reminded me a lot of visiting with my cousins when I was a kid. Good memories for sure!

Anyway, after lunch, my aunt brought out a baby gift. Then my sister and cousin followed suit. They all made really lovely blankets for the baby! Not to mention the cute outfits and case of diapers. It was so sweet of them to do that, and it really made my day. That’s why my washer is going, I have to get those adorable blankets and outfits washed and dried and ready for baby!

I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have other people excited about this baby too. So many people tend to think you must be weird or crazy to be happy about having baby #4, that it can sometimes be discouraging. Having the support of my family and friends is something that I don’t take for granted. Regardless of the prevailing attitudes in our society, I am excited about having another precious baby, and I’m so very glad that others are excited too. Children are such a wonderful gift from God!