|The 'og' Original Godson|
For a REALLY long time I was the single aunt. I lived in my parents house until 29 years old. From the time I was 19 to the time I was 29, my life and joy pretty much came from my nieces and nephews. Some of my favorite memories consist of taking them on special 'dates'.
|Trey surprising me in the back seat|
|My princess Faith|
I am so blessed to have a family that fights with passion but loves with passion. I adore that when we get together, we laugh, we have fun, it is chaotic (oh, and there is always serious amounts of drama)... but I guess, for a second yesterday, when I saw that boy the same age as Shawnie, my heart broke just a little. This new reality is something I wouldn't trade for a million kazillion dollars. I hold my babies each night and feel so thankful for the blessings God has put into our lives. BUT, I remember holding these other babies, who for so long were the closest thing I had to children. And I can't believe how quickly they are growing up.
This is my melancholic reflection on being an aunt to so many amazing children. To watching our families grow and expand. I miss being who I was to these kids and I am trying to figure out how to be the best.aunt.ever in my new reality as a mom and wife myself.
|All Grown'd Up|
Any suggestions on how to stay connected to family that is far away and constantly growing? I'd sure appreciate it :)
Have a great Thursday!