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.
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.
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.