This past week, I fell in love with an 8 pound, 2 ounce wiggly, newborn baby.
My sister gave birth to my nephew in Florida last week and made me an aunt for the first time. Even though I haven’t yet held him in my arms or seen him in person, he became part of my heart as soon as he was born. After having two of my own kids, I didn’t expect that becoming an aunt would mean so much to me.
Part of my joy is that I am so happy that my sister and best friend will experience the amazing joys and challenges of being a mom.
But I am even more excited to be a part of my new nephew’s life and getting the totally different experience of being an aunt. I can’t wait to see him toddle around his house and to build sandcastles with him on the beach when we visit in the summer. And in a few years, I’m sure that he and Trevor will spend hours tossing a ball in my mom’s front yard while we cook Christmas dinner.
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I hope to be cheering loudly from the audience when he graduates from high school, and if I am really lucky, one day I will get to hug and kiss his children. But for now, I am just counting the days until I go to Florida and kiss his sweet head – and give my sister a huge hug for giving me another person in my life to love.
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