Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Auntie Time

Some of you already know that last week my nephew, Corbin, was with us.  Although he left me a little sleepy (I'm no spring chicken), we loved every minute of it!  He is such a good baby!

Let me just say that I think every baby is an incredible gift!  Each child comes with his or her own special blessings.  This baby is the light at the end of a very long tunnel for my brother.  If you don't know me personally, you may not know the full story of what Nicholas has endured and overcome this year.  To read just a glimpse of it, you can go here.

I can honestly say, I've never seen a daddy so excited to see his baby!  After the latest in Nick's series of surgeries, he was beaming when his son came to visit.  Nick even took Corbin with him on the hospital bed ride back to his room.  Whee....

I love being an Auntie!  I love it almost as much as being a mommy.  I have 7 nieces, 9 nephews and even 2 great-nephews (that one made me feel a little old).  I'm hoping that in the future we can even it up a little in the nieces category.  They always make me wish that we lived closer and were less busy!  I grew up with three of my cousins who lived within a few miles.  My brother, my cousins and I were almost always at my grandma's.  God bless that woman for putting up with us hooligans and our shenanigans!

Anyway, nieces and nephew, I love you!  Thank you for the incredible joy that you bring to our family!

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