Saturday, April 18, 2009

births and new beginnings

Yesterday we welcomed into the world a new addition to our family –
Well, not MY family, per se, but our {extended} family – which is MY family…
An idea that I am starting to treasure more and more.
Caitlin Anne was born to my brother- and sister-in-law at a little after noon on Thursday, April 16th.
She weighed in small at 6lbs. 12oz. and only 18 inches long.

As I held her for the first time that night – it struck me… this is my neice. I am her aunt. We are family.
And we are all slowly but surely creating a family made up of more than sisters and brothers, and mothers and fathers,
but soon {although we don’t know how soon}
we will enjoy the company of more than just one baby at our cook-outs and holiday parties and birthday dinners.
This is our family, and its growing, and I kind of like it…

I woke up early the next morning, laying in bed, eyes still closed, thinking of new beginnings,
Spring is a wonderful time for babies and births of all kinds…

Births in hearts and lives and homes
Of all things new.

It’s an understatement to say that I hope our time is soon.
But for now, we celebrate new life and new beginnings with those in our lives that are closest to us…

Welcome to the world baby C.

Welcome to this crazy, amazing world.


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