A few months ago my wife peeked her head around the corner and asked me one of the last questions I expected her to ask.
“So, are you ready for baby number six?” she asked, her unblinking eyes wide open.
“Really?” I asked.
She nodded. I took a deep breath.
“Really?” I asked again. “Are you sure?”
The question then became, “When do we tell the kids?” We knew our other children would be ecstatic to learn there was another baby on the way, but Maile had miscarried twice. Should we try to spare them the potential heartache? Or should we tell them and involve them in the unfolding story?
This is part of a post I wrote for You Are Here about the importance of telling our stories in the middle. You can read the rest of it HERE.