We love our dogs very much, but for a long time now we’ve sensed that someone is missing—a child. Our yearning for a baby has grown as we’ve watched our dear friends, Robbie and Susan, get pregnant and have two beautiful children, Julia and Moses. We’ve grown closer to these babies than we could’ve ever imagined because, unexpectedly, Susan passed away. Since then, we’ve grown into an extended family. We spend a lot of time at Robbie’s changing diapers, weathering the “terrible twos,” and laughing a lot! We are getting wonderful hands-on experience in the deep joy and the gritty reality of raising children.