We are pretty open with our kids that we would like to have another child (or more, from my viewpoint). For the past year, Liam has said he wanted a baby sister. I think that stems from him getting a new girl cousin. Liam wants his own girl though.
Lately, Liam has been saying that he wants a baby brother AND a baby sister. I suggest to him that he pray to God for more siblings. I remind him that if God decides to send us another baby, it might be a boy, it might be a girl, or there is a slim chance that we might have twins.
Last night within earshot of Liam, I joked with my husband that the boys needed to go to sleep so that we could practice making a new brother or sister. Liam said again that he wanted both. I said, “Well, then you need to pray and ask God.”
Liam looks teary eyed and said, “I asked for a baby brother AND a baby sister, both, but God said no.” He then crumbled face down into a ball on the bed and sounded like he was crying. I gave him a hug and said that we don’t know what God has planned for us, but it was okay. I love my little boys and if God graces us with another child, I will be thankful. Prayers going up for all my friends that have lost babies recently or have been trying to get pregnant.