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I’ll End Up a Better Catholic, Anyway

Just recently, the girls were curled up on the couch together (I KNOW.  It happens!), playing.  They were pretending that their stuffed animals were their children, which was just the cutest thing to overhear.  I was sitting on a chair nearby, comforting a red-faced, bleary-eyed Cian who has been teething since basically the day he was born, so I was in a perfect spot to eavesdrop.  Then Saoirse leaned over in my direction. “Mom, I’m going to have three children.  Their names are going to be Kenna, Helen, and Sarah.” Then: “Quinn, when I have my babies you can come over every day to see them.  Okay?  You’ll visit every day.” And then: “And Mom, you can visit, too.”  SK was quiet for a moment, thinking before she continued.  “But…you’ll be a grown-up.  When you’re a grown-up, will you be in heaven?” Dear Lord, I thought, hopefully not that soon.  I assured her that I would be here (gulp) to see visit her children as often as she’d like, and that I wouldn’t go…