"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
That’s right, my sweet niece has come into the world! Beautiful, darling, and precious Emily Anne Avalon has at long last arrived. She was late (just like her daddy) and big (just like her daddy) at a whopping 9 lbs and 3 oz.
Long awaited, expected, and hoped for. She is the first of my parents’ grandbabies and we are so thrilled to welcome her. I’m only sad that she’s so far away. I long to meet her and I ache to hold her, to see my brother as a proud father, and to finally meet his dear wife as well.
Photos will have to satisfy until I can wrap my arms around Emily and look into those lovely eyes. I confess, on seeing her picture I sobbed like I was the baby – she’s so precious.
Now that she’s born, I’m feeling a lot more like an adult – something about being a real auntie. Her birth somehow is the herald announcing that my brothers and I are all grown up because now there’s a new generation for us to love, protect, and care for.
Barely having drawn breath, she is already fiercely loved, adored, and treasured.