A day that was so sad and frightening. It happened so close to us, just up the highway. How could it have happened here? What was going through those kids' minds? The shooters and the victims. Columbine High School. The news coverage, the videos, the stories, the shock. A tragedy.
My cousin and her husband. Bought a house with a future family in mind. Started saving for their children's college before they were pregnant. They enjoyed married life for a few years and then they decided to try to get pregnant. It was not easy. They were not lucky enough to get pregnant easily. They continued to try. They would be great parents.
They came to our wedding. Six months later I am pregnant. They are not. I feel guilty. We weren't even trying.
My smart and oh so wise cousin says, "Laura, don't feel guilty. You being pregnant does not reduce my chance of getting pregnant." I cried, damn pregnancy horomones.
I gave birth to Carter in January of 1998. Six months later their miracle occurred. They became pregnant with twins. The pregnancy was difficult. There were long periods of bed rest. And finally the big day came.
April 20, 1999.
She gave birth to the most adorable babies; a girl and a boy. It was a day of celebration for our family, so happy that they finally had the family they prayed for everyday.
Ten years ago I was watching the news coverage and thinking I am so glad the twins were born today, so we can have some joy and happiness on this day that will be forever defined by the actions of two disturbed teenagers.
There can be happiness and joy and hope for the future.
Happy 10th Birthday Kristen and Steven.