Friday, June 23, 2006

I'm an Aunt!

As of Wednesday at 6:00 in the evening, I have a new title to add to the list of roles I play in life. Daughter, Wife, Sister, Cousin, Niece, Granddaughter, and now...AUNT!

So far, it's a wonderful role!

This is the first child for my husband's sister. Little Carissa was born via C-section, but both mother and daughter are doing just fine. They should be coming home from the hospital today! I got to hold the beautiful little doll when she was only 2 1/2 hours old.

Sitting there, holding that precious little life in your hands, really makes you reevaluate your priorities. All I could do while holding her was pray that God would bring her up to know Him, and keep her safe and spare her from the darkest temptations in life, while at the same time providing her with enough knowledge of the world to cause her to choose God, and God alone. I pray she won't be given over to alcohol, or drugs, or promiscuity, but would grow up secure in her faith and in the love of her family.

I can't wait to babysit!

I've already set the date - when Carissa is old enough to have an opinion, we're going shoe shopping. I might not know how to change a diaper, but picking out sandals, heels and flipflops is just my thing! =)


Anonymous said...

Awe how cute! You'll love being an auntie! It iswonderful! I have 6 nephews and 4 nieces! They are awesome!! Congrats! New Auntie!! :)

Betsy Ann said...

Thanks Drea! =)
It's fun so far! hehe

Paula said...

Congratulations of being an Aunt! Your site has been featured in my post at Christian Women Online Blog today. Check it out:

Betsy Ann said...

Thanks Paula! I returned the favor! =)

Mrs. Miles said...

What a blessing - what an opportunity to start an 'Auntie Journal" - I've never heard of anyone doing that before... you could keep one for her, and present it to her later on in life...filled with your experiences as an Aunt, what a blessing it is... filled w/ observations and scripture. With your wonderful journalling I am sure she would treasure it forever!Thanks so much for sharing in your special moment!


Betsy Ann said...

That's a great idea Barb!!