Here we are- the weekend of Valentine’s Day. Yippee!
It wasn’t always this way you know. My life wasn’t always filled with the abundance of love I now feel. After all, what trumps a husband, two kids, a cat AND a dog? Throw in 24 kindergarten students who think I hung the moon, and well, good luck outdoing that LOVE!
Since some of you may be stacking your abundance of love against mine to see whose really is more (I know how competitive some of y’all are…) I think I shall change gears here a bit and instead talk about (undeniably) one of the best loves of all times: becoming a parent.
I have this on my mind these days because my nephew and his wife
just had a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Rilynne. She was welcomed to this world on February 9th by her mommy, daddy, and paternal grandma. Thanks to the modern world of technology and Skype, she was also cyber-greeted by her maternal grandma, her big brother, and dear family friends. Soon after birth of course her paternal grandpa and loads more family came to greet her.
Everybody loves a new baby!
And why not? The promise of life, the innocence, the capacity to give and receive unconditional love… need I say more?
Truly, new life is amazing and increases the circle of love in any family. I certainly feel her increasing our family’s love already- and I haven’t even held her yet!
My sister and I are now Great Aunts. Well, we were already aunts who are great, but now it is official that we are Great Aunts and we are truly thrilled.
After losing our mom in December, we both agreed that Rilynne’s birth was indeed the circle of life and LOVE starting anew for our family.
So this Valentine’s weekend, I am supremely pleased to welcome Rilynne to the world and to our fold where love abounds for her now and throughout her life with us!
Love, Great Aunt Wynn”