When she talks about her children, she sometimes mentions that there was a "miss" between John and his two younger sisters.
The first few times she mentioned this miscarriage, I was surprised. Miscarriages, to me, were something that didn't happen anymore.
However, ever since hearing about this missing Guarnere child, I've thought of him often.
I say "him" because that's what I've always pictured him to be - John's little brother. For some reason, I've always thought of him as a Chris. I've prayed to him plenty of times. I have little doubt he's in Heaven, too.
I imagine we've got quite the family reunion waiting for us on the other side of the veil.
Anyway, I bring this up now because I've been thinking of him a WHOLE lot recently. It might very well be because of Myla, but I think it has more to do with requesting prayers for his big brother than anything else.
Also, I've been thinking about telling my MIL about Myla, especially given her experience losing her child. One day we'll have coffee and I'll tell her about the granddaughter she's got waiting for her in Heaven. One day.
My MIL is a pretty amazing woman. She follows after her mother, Gram, and has a heart of gold, just like her. I'm blessed to have married into this family. I really am.