For years now I've known who I am. My whole life I've been a woman, a daughter, and a sister. Almost 9 years ago I learned what it was to become a wife. And I've been a mother now for almost 3 years. All these things about me define me and have made me who I am.
Last night I learned something new. There is a new journey that's going to happen in my life. I'm going to be an aunt! I don't know what it's like to be an aunt. To see your nieces/nephews grow up before your eyes, but yet you're not the parent. This will be a whole new experience for me.
It will also be a new experience for my sister, Rachel, as she begins to learn what being a mother is all about. I am so happy for her. She and her husband couldn't be more thrilled.
I can't wait to see what being a great aunt is all about. I've had a great example in Rachel. She's always been the best aunt to my son. I hope I can be the same for her child. And in the same respect, I hope that I can help her along this journey of being a new mom. Maybe she can learn from me too.
There are so many things I want to share with her. There are so many great things that she'll get to experience. So many memories are already being made.
The next 8 months and beyond will be a great journey for us. I can't wait to see what it brings.