Thursday, June 17, 2010
Baby Mario, We Hardly Knew You
I sat in my car and cried, for about five minutes. Then I took myself out to a nice breakfast. I sat, ate perfectly poached eggs, drank iced tea, and worked the crossword puzzle, though not well. I mourned the loss of our baby, the baby I was surprised to find out I wanted, for exactly one hour. That was all the time I had. I had to get back home to relieve Abby (the best babysitter in the world).
I had to tell Jonah that the baby he had named Baby Mario (from the video game) was not going to be born into this world, but we would be able to meet him in heaven. He was sad, but tried to cheer me up. "Don't worry Mom," he said. "I'm sure God will dress him like Baby Mario while he is waiting for us."
Life goes on here. I have three beautiful and healthy children, whom I love, and would, even if they were ugly.