My mom commented last week about how safe and secure Baby Phillips is right now, how she's never known any pain or sadness or hurt. I'd had those thoughts before, but not vocalized them. And, as I rub my ever-expanding tummy these days and wonder about the type of person this little girl will be, I can't help but feel a tinge of sadness, knowing that I can't keep her protected from life's trials for much longer...at least not in the same way that I have.
She'll be born (in less than two months!) and be subjected to all that life in this world brings...pain and joy.