July 13, 2011

Mud Pies & Chocolate Cake.

My boys
Three years ago today, my first nephew, Maxwell Alexander, was born. Two weeks and one day ago, my second nephew, Jude Bishop, joined us.

I saw my sister do the most difficult thing any women can do; carry a baby for nine months and then, with all the strength in her tired little body, bring a new life into the world. I was there. I cut the umbilical cord. It was the most amazing experience of my entire life.

My whole family gathered in celebration, that was the second wonderful gift of the day.

Jude was born on his father’s birthday. Happy 30th Birthday Andrew.

I can’t thank Kacy and Andrew enough for the joy they have brought into my life as a result of their two beautiful boys. Being an Aunt to Max and Jude is fabulous. I get to play and laugh and smile with them. I get to teach them about mud pies and riding bikes and chocolate ice cream.

They live just a mountain range away, but sometimes it seems much further….like today, when I want nothing more than to give Max a Happy Birthday Hug and encourage him to eat entire piece of chocolate cake.