Tuesday, 16 August 2011
A new baby, gastro and the flu - What a week!
This is the newest little member to my family. My perfect little niece Miss Evie Jean. A little dot of a sister to the previously mentioned awesomeness that is Miss Riley Ann.
I'm not sure that my sister will even read this, she doesn't "follow" my blog. During pregnancy the last thing you want to do is be reminded of the sadness that can come with parenthood or the journey to it. But incase she ever does.... Ev, Thankyou for these babies. Thankyou for letting me be a part of their lives, for allowing me to be an influence. Thankyou for being such an amazing mother and an inspiration to me. I see you - my baby sister - with your girls, and it makes me proud to know you. Your patience, kindness and never ending love for your children shines through and you are, without doubt, one of the most amazing women I have ever had the privelidge of knowing....and I get to call you my sister.... Thankyou for sharing your love with my son - I make sure he knows how lucky he is to have been blessed with such beautiful aunts and uncles. I promise to be the best aunt I can be to your girls. I know if they grow up anything like you.... they are going to be incredible people who will be able to do anything they wish to. I promise, for you and for them I will always be...right... there...
These two little miracles are lucky to have come into existance without a spot of bother. The miracle of birth is just that...a miracle. There are so many things right from conception all the way to post birth that can go wrong. Luckily, and thankfully my sister and her husband have not experienced any such trials. It's so easy to take having children for granted - I am a woman/man and it is my right to be able to reproduce easily and without incident. Unfortunately it is not so. But this week especially I have been grateful that these little people were allowed through complication free.