My sister, Vicki M., recently called to say she was going to the doctor for tests. The symptoms of her ailment indicated that she might have ulcers. The medical experts agreed. My Mom had also called me expressing concern about this health condition.
Well, my sister called again, with conclusive test results. It wasn't an ulcer at all. She and her husband are going to have a baby.
Here is where it gets interesting. This couple was told, maybe fifteen years ago, that my sister was unable to conceive again. They already had one daughter, so they resigned themselves to her being the only child.
Well my niece has been the only child for 19 years now. She is a freshman at a local university while still living at home. Her parents only thought that the nest was about empty.
The medical experts are saying that my sister is nevertheless at a bit higher risk than some due to past health issues (Don't ask me about all that because I don't understand it all). Right now she is only a couple of months along. So when you read this, if you would, just take a moment and send up a prayer on my sister's baby's behalf. That would be great. I am looking forward to being an uncle again. My kids are 9 and 7, but all their cousins are teenagers. A younger cousin would be fun.
My sister is 39-years-old and had recently made a "Forty Things to do Before I am 40" list. I asked if this was on her list. She said "no."