I’ve mentioned before about how our daughter and her husband are expecting their first child, but the baby has a condition that will not allow for him to survive outside the womb. I know some people don’t understand, but our daughter and son-in-law (and all of us as a family) have chosen to fully embrace this child and be the best parents they can be for as long as God allows. As part of that choice, they have been purposefully doing special things with their baby that families do with their kids. For instance, in the past few weeks they went to the zoo, they went kayaking, and they had a McDonald’s Happy Meal with the baby. This Sunday at church we celebrated Amalya Nathaniel by having a “Life Day” party, complete with balloons and streamers and this special cake which my daughter and her friend decorated. It says, “Rub-a-Dub-Dub, Happy 24 Weeks in the Tub.” I thought they were so creative! They used mini-marshmallows for bubbles and blue jello for the water, and I let them use my blue rubber ducky.
It was really a wonderful day, and later my daughter said it was her happiest pregnancy day so far 🙂