Monday, March 7, 2011

And then came James...

Without a doubt, this was one of the most emotional/happy/terrified/excited weekends I've ever had in my life.

I won't share any details, since it is not my story to tell, but I WILL say that I'm so thankful for a God that loves and protects my darling and beautiful Molly, my strong and resilient Mikey and the most precious little baby I have ever seen... my brand new nephew James Henry.

As Mike's big sister, I've experienced such pride in the man that he is over the past few days... I can't even imagine how my parents feel. He emerged as this strong, powerful and protective husband and father. There is this fiercely loyal love he has for his wife and son, and it was just breathtaking to see. I still can't even find the words for all the emotions.

One of the sweetest things I noticed was how right away, the baby was drawn to Mike's voice. Even when he was back with the nurses getting his first bath, the moment Mike would talk, James would look around for him and lock eyes. That boy is going to love his daddy so much.

And to my little Molly - sister, I am SO proud of you. You always amaze me in a million ways, and this just added to it. I know the end of this pregnancy was NOT easy for you, but what a champ you have been. I'm so glad you have this gorgeous, perfect little being on the other end of it as a reward.

Here I am, proud first-time aunt with James Henry. Child, you are so very loved.

(((And yes, it is taking every ounce of strength for me not to run to the hospital and hold him again this minute.)))

1 comment:

  1. How precious! I know boys are supposed to be "handsome" and not cute or beautiful but that is honestly a BEAUTIFUL baby! Congrats Auntie!