'Zappalot' is a word my mother-in-law uses when there's something to get excited about. Today I stopped by my sister-in-law's home, and after eating a delicious BBQ lunch her little son Angelo decided next on the list was building a fort with his grandma out of crocheted ribbons, scarves, and blankets. They made a comfy floor with a comforter and finished it off with a wall of pillows. Once his squishy stuffed dog joined him, and he had a bottle of juice in his hand, he was all set.
I can't tell you how much being with him makes me yearn for children of my own. I actually physically feel the desire pulling at my heart strings. Then I tell myself, Be patient, your children will come, it will all happen on God's time, not yours.