This week, I got a new niece.
Welcome, little sweetie
She doesn't know me yet. She doesn't know that Aunt Andrea loves her and cannot wait to hold her and hear her cry and watch her little limbs jerk and kick and feel her little hand grasp around my finger. She doesn't know that I can't wait to flip her upside down when she is three.
For each new life in my family and circle of friends, I have experienced the happy anticipation of their arrivals. Each new person is wonderful to meet. But we have been waiting for this baby for a long time. She came at the end of a difficult pregnancy. She is complete joy, a miracle beyond the miracle of life.
I can't wait to meet her.