One biblical scene that brings me great joy is that of the visitation. It’s such a profound moment, but you don’t have to meditate on the depth to simply enjoy the warmth that is shared between them. Two expecting women, basking in the joy of creation! And even basking in it to a heightened degree because Mary carries the Savior of the world within her. What a gift. It wasn’t until I was expecting my fourth child that I truly appreciated Elizabeth’s role.
Nothing shows you someones feelings toward children more quickly than announcing that you are pregnant. The reactions range greatly: from the happiest of congratulations to the snarkiest remarks. Sometimes, people just stare at you as they process their own feelings.