By Sarah McDonald
There are a lot of things to love about having a new baby. There are snuggles and cuddles and smiles and coos, but one thing stands out to me: baby giggles.
I have been blessed with six happy and healthy babies. Each one of my babies has brought my family and me an incredible amount of joy.
Just when you think you know joy, though, listen to a baby giggle. Listen to a baby laugh. A good belly laugh from a baby cannot help but bring smiles to anyone who hears it. Their laughs are so extraordinary, I think I have a recording of each one of my children laughing!
Number 6 has an incredible laugh. He laughs and giggles at his dad, his siblings and me. It is contagious and it is amazingly fantastic. The best thing: it is uninhibited. It is pure, unadulterated joy. In their laughs and giggles, our babies model for us how God calls all of us to live – joyfully.
God speaks to our hearts through a baby’s giggle.
So, next time you are feeling down or maybe unsure of God’s presence in your life, listen to a baby laugh and let a baby’s pure joy permeate your soul. I promise it’s worth it!