Tuesday, December 19, 2006
And Yet, They Look So Cheerful
It's been a very sad few days in the Goddess household.
For months, the DemiGoddesses have been looking forward to the arrival in March of their new baby brother (I am not pregnant. The Ex's wife is.). But now it's looking like this baby was not meant to be.
In spite of all the animosity there has been between the Ex and I, my heart is breaking for him. And for the Demis.
When we got the news on Saturday morning, there wasn't much to be done except pray and wait for someone to call with updates from the hospital. So we went ahead with the baking we had planned, and it helped, a little. Something in the purposeful creaming of butter and sugar, in the application of colored frosting and sprinkles, was a comfort.
We kept on baking, right through Sunday, when it seemed like there might still be hope. And just this afternoon, after the latest news was about as bad as it could have been, the Demis finally finished decorating the last of the cutout sugar cookies.
That photo shows only a portion. The dining room table is full, and there are more in the freezer.
And still, we're really, really sad.