"I heard the great news! Twins!"
"Yes. We're very excited."
"Better you than me!"
"Are they fraternal or identical?"
"I don't know yet. We might find out at our ultrasound, but then again, we may have to wait until they're born."
"Does it run in your family?"
"Yes, I have some that are distant cousins."
"What about your husband's family?"
"Well, it actually doesn't matter if they're on his side of the family. For fraternal (genetic) twins, it has to be on my side because it means I released two eggs."
"Oh. Well, congratulations...I guess."
These are a couple of the real conversations I have had multiple times. Not everyone ended on a negative note, but I have had a few end like these. It never ceases to amaze me how negative people's comments can be, and they assume you agree with them so they're not rude at all. Yeah, right.
But I've had some good conversations as well. My favorite was with my friend, Caroline. We were in Tulsa for the weekend, and we went to visit our former church there. She walked straight up to me and said,
"This is the greatest thing you will ever walk into. This is something you will look back on and say that this is when it all began. This is a great blessing, and I am so excited for what God is going to do."
That is a loose translation, but exactly what I heard.
Speak life to people.
If you say you honor life, respect life, and protect life, then SPEAK LIFE.
Speak it over your children, over your home, over your spouse, over your family, over your friends, over the Body of Christ, over the sucky circumstances in your life, over the amazing circumstances.
Always SPEAK LIFE.