The Things That Matter Part 2

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After a tumultuous week in the blogosphere I usually have to pull myself back and discover real life and real love all over again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the blogging and the community that’s embraced me, but sometimes you just need those… tangibles.

Baby!I’ve written a post about The Things that Matter, which holds true today and is ever more convincing after reading posts like this from my friends. I had planned on writing about social media news releases today, the new Eagles in the City and a few more items but after being up all night waiting for my baby nephew to arrive into this world – there’s nothing more important than him right now.

There’s no telling where I would be without my sister, honestly. She’s been a best friend, a mother, and a constant supplier of reality checks for me throughout my life. Last night we sang my niece a lullaby (which was kind of cruel since my sister and I are pretty tone deaf) and went back downstairs where her contractions drew closer together, each one lasting longer than the one before. Her doting man at her side, and me on the other she looked across the room and said, “I forgot it hurts to have babies”.

I wanted to cry for two reasons, one of the people I love most in the world was in so much pain but also I knew she’d be bringing another gorgeous, sweet, innocent child to life.

Proudest. Auntie. Ever.

I’m the proudest auntie ever and have been blessed four times now with such an honor. I am constantly in awe of the love and support this growing family has for each other, and I’m so incredibly lucky to be a part of it all.

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  1. Keira-AnneFriday, March 7th, 2008 — 1:31pm PST

    You know I already said this, but congratulations, dear darling. I’m so happy and excited for you and can’t wait to meet the newest addition to your family circle (because you already have a pretty stellar circle as it is)! I can’t wait for girl time tonight. Let’s talk about babies, k?

  2. Miss604Friday, March 7th, 2008 — 1:33pm PST

    Re: “Let’s talk about babies, k?” … I think I just heard John’s head explode hehe. YES tonight YES!

  3. RaulFriday, March 7th, 2008 — 2:15pm PST

    It’s fantastic to see how much you value real life and the real things in life. Congratulations on being an auntie again!

  4. JennieFriday, March 7th, 2008 — 2:43pm PST

    Congratulations! How wonderful!

    Aren’t you glad you didn’t go to SXSW?! You would be missing some really important down time. Down time that I’m sure you’re good and ready for!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. zonaFriday, March 7th, 2008 — 3:34pm PST

    John, get up. its okay. they’re just kidding

  6. AdelaideFriday, March 7th, 2008 — 3:37pm PST

    Congratulations. He’s absolutely too beautiful.

  7. phaedraSaturday, March 8th, 2008 — 7:28am PST

    Congrats Rebecca! I am a relatively new auntie myself and I love it!

  8. JennySaturday, March 8th, 2008 — 8:27pm PST

    Thanks lovely 🙂

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