Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Brother...The Dad


My little, teeny-weeny, adorable, perfect nephew was born today. My SIL was amazing and brought that little bundle into the world with such tenacity and bravery, it was something to behold.

It was definitely strange, being part of a birth from the "other" side. I wasn't quite sure what family members did in the waiting room for hours and hours. And now I know...wait with baded breath! He was worth the wait. And, I had such a nice time getting to know C's family more and just being a part of it all.

Since it's my blog and I can be selfish...this little boy came into the world at a perfect time for me. My baby fever was starting to flare up and my house is at maximum capacity!

Like a ton of bricks it hit me, my baby brother is a Dad. It feels so hard to wrap my arms around, yet at the same time as it should be. The same kid that sat for HOURS in a chair as I forced him to play school, put up with my teen years and helped me up the stairs after a few (okay, a lot) too many in high school is a Dad. My little bro is still just a kid in my eyes...with his blonde hair, socks up to his knees and sweat pants in every color...it's just surreal. And, to see how he supported his wife and looked adoringly at his brand new son took my breath away.

I love being an Aunt...it's one of the joys of my life. I fell in love with my niece and nephew at their mere conception and now I have another bundle to watch grow and spoil rotten!

So, to "B" on his birth day...I want you to know that I loved you even before I met you. I loved the idea of you and could barely contain my excitement at the anticipation of your arrival. There is nothing I won't do for you, always and forever. Not that you need reminding, but you are one lucky little boy. You have the best parents anyone could ever ask for. Your mom, well, her smile lights up a room and she brings joy to anyone she meets, instantly. She is the kindest person I have ever met and makes your Dad so happy, I can see it in his eyes. And, your Dad, well he will teach you things beyond your wildest imagination -- his wisdom is deep. I know this because with his big, kind heart, uncanny ability to see the good, calm soul and amazing sense of humor -- he teaches me something about life every day. Oh, and, he loves sports. I imagine he will pass this to you, as my Dad did to him! Your parents have anticipated your arrival with nothing but love and devotion every step of the way. It has been fun to watch and be a part of. Welcome to the world, may your every dream come true! I love you more than I can express in words. Happy birthday!

1 comment:

  1. I'm crying. That was beautiful, Jen.

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