I have had exactly two pregnancies, and I have exactly two children who are four and one-and-a-half years old. I’ve never experienced a miscarriage or the loss of a child. I am one of the fortunate ones.
My cousin, Jason, and his tiara-deserving wife, Amanda, have five children. All boys. Yes, FIVE adorable, jubilant, loving boys. Can you imagine? I only have two boys, and the levels of noise, dirt, fart jokes, bug-fascination, and truck-obsession can be too much for me sometimes. I can’t imagine 60% more boys in my house. I’m sure it’s fun, hilarious, rewarding… and exhausting. They are an amazing family.
A couple weeks ago, the unimaginable happened. Jason and Amanda lost their youngest son, Baby Drew, to cancer.