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! =)