The Lady of Guadalupe by Tomie de Paola
The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander (Excerpt)
Mom held Daisy for a long time. Then, Dad. He’s the expert at this, after all. Maybe he can get her to stop. Then Mom again. They could not put her down. It’s really too bad we can’t have another. Really too bad.
Here’s the thing. We can’t imagine how we’re doing it either. Our heads are barely above water. Sometimes we order pizza to avoid dishes and sometimes we put on the cartoons and have a nap. But we’ll get there. People have been having more than two kids for a long time.
“I think every woman is called to be a mother, you know, physically,” she says. “But God called me to this, and this is what I want to be—a spiritual mother.”