As the youngest of 9, I’ve been an aunt since I was 6 six years old! That makes my oldest nephew almost 16, with these boys now as the youngest! I feel so blessed to be an aunt of 14 beautiful children, each of whom have stolen my heart from their birth and become my best friends as they get older. To me, that’s one of the most beautiful things about being an aunt. You start out by being able to hold them in your arms, watch them start to walk, talk, get bigger and bigger, and before you know it, they’re towering over you and talking to you about taking the driver’s test! That’s how I know I’m going to love being a mom one day, because I have already loved my nephews and nieces so much throughout their lives; I can only try to imagine how much I will love my own children.
Congratulations Jill, Joel, and little Lucy! I’m so glad they’re finally here!