Monday, February 2, 2009

A new path in life

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.

11 comments:

Nowheymama said...

I want to be an aunt!!! I'm so happy for you.

Kristi said...

Congrats! I wish my sister would start popping out babies! I want to be an aunt!!!

d e v a n said...

Aw, congrats to your sister and you!

Mommy Brain said...

It's so much fun to be an Aunt. Both my sister and my SIL had babies this year. I will say that I think it's easier to be an all-star Aunt when you don't have kids yourself but it's still pretty fun. Congrats!!!

CP said...

Congratulations to the both of you! This is wonderful Monday morning news.

Erica said...

Oh yay! Congrats to you and Rachel!

Man, I wish I had a sister or a brother. I wanna be an aunt! I have to wait FOREVER and go straight to grandma.

Jana said...

Congratulations! It's a really neat relationship....you're going to love it!

Alli said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to read how it goes for you!

bluedaisy said...

I've been an aunt since I was 8 years old- it is a very unique relationship--Congrats to your family!

Shelly Overlook said...

I would love to be an aunt. Well, technically I am, but to step siblings I am not close to and rarely talk to.

Congrats to you and your family!

Shannon said...

Oh congratulations!!! I was an aunt before a mom and it is a great role!