Yesterday, Collins would have been 7 months old. I never thought I would wake up without her on this date. Naturally, I was sad as I awoke. But then I heard the sound of laughter coming from our living room. Our 5 nephews had spent the night and our new puppy was waking them up by pouncing on them. And nibbling their ears. I laid in bed and listened. Laughter is good for the soul. Especially when kids are involved. They some how know exactly what you need, even when you may not be so sure yourself. As I came out of the bedroom, I was greeted with hugs and good mornings. They had no idea the significance of the date. I never imagined holding my seven year old nephew on my lap that morning instead of my seven month old daughter but God works in mysterious ways. We may not understand His plan but we must continue to trust Him. Even if His plan includes listening to fart noises and witnessing atomic wedgies. These days I'll take it.