A Gift for the Baby

by | Sep 16, 2009 | Kid Talk, Pregnancy | 11 comments

Earlier this afternoon, while I was busy trying to catch up on a little paperwork, I told the children to stay out of the hallway so that Captain could mop the floor, his chore for today.  Snuggles was finally napping (after getting into even more mischief today!) and Chiquita was playing in her bedroom.  Rascal and Twinkle Toes decided to play in the boys’ room.   A few minutes later, since I was just across the hall in the school room, I could hear Rascal and Twinkle Toes start to pray the rosary.  About 20 minutes later they finished, ALL BY THEMSELVES!!  It was so precious!

When they came out, I asked them what they had been doing and Rascal said, “We prayed a rosary for the new baby!  It was “Twinkle Toes” idea.”   Twinkle Toes just smiled. 
No wonder this pregnancy is going so well!


  1. Aimee Landreneau

    That is the sweetest thing! You and hubby are doing so much "right". Good job!

  2. Mary

    That is the sweetest thing, Jessica. Oh, that we could all be so generous with our "play time". It reminds me of the Fatima children…

  3. Amy Caroline

    That is about the most precious thing I have ever heard! God bless them!!!!

  4. Kelly

    That has got to be the sweetest thing I've ever heard!

  5. Anonymous

    That is too sweet! What wonderful siblings your little girl will have!

  6. Jennifer G

    That is so precious. You're doing such a wonderful job raising them!

  7. Anonymous

    That has got to be what makes life and your homeschooling all so worthwhile. Talk about reaping what you plant!……Bless you Jessica & that beautiful family you and your husbby are raising! How blessed you truly are!

  8. Jodi

    Beautiful story and I LOVE that picture you used for it!

  9. Christine

    Most beautiful thing I have read all week. What a blessing.

  10. Bernadette

    wow! how precious! thank you for sharing!


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