Monday, January 16, 2006

Coming Home

It was so hard to come home yesterday. The drive to the airport seemed so long! I kept looking over at that beautiful baby girl beside me and tried to choke back the tears. It is hard enough to leave my sister and brother-in-law, but now, it's even harder to leave that beautiful baby girl behind. I cried because I know how much I will miss them all.

We had a wonderful four days with them. Wonderful, but too fast! I thought that this experience would probably make me think twice about having a baby. Instead, it made me want one all the more!!! I am amazed at the miracle of a baby. I am amazed at how quickly my sister healed from giving birth. And I am amazed how a baby, not even my own, can bring so much joy into my life (I can only imagine the joy my sister and brother-in-law must have).

Britten is perfect! I can't wait to see her next time, probably in about 5 months. As her aunt, I know I will spoil her rotten and teach her some tricks that her parents will hate me for. But then again, isn't that what being an aunt is all about?? As you can see, I've already started working on her. She's a quick learner!!

Britten - You are beautiful. I pray each day that God blesses you and your Mommy and Daddy. I told you this while I was there, but I want you to know that I love you so much!! I know you will grow up to be smart, talented, beautiful and lovable. You don't have much of a choice with the great parents that you have. I know one day you will realize just how lucky you are. I will always remember these last few days. When you get older, I'll tell you what a sweet baby you were and how your aunt and grandpa spoiled you while they were there visiting. You've already got your Mommy and Daddy wrapped around your finger, and I think it's great. I love you!!


April Carrasco said...

You have got to get the picture with her tongue out published for a card or something. All of the pictures are great. I can't wait to hear stories.

Amy B. said...

Oh my gosh! I am constantly amazed at your talent! What a beautiful baby and I LOVE her name! Being an aunt is SO awesome--there's nothing like it!

Jenn K said...

The tears are flowing! You are such an awesome aunt! The pictures are incredible.

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness Allyson, those pictures are great! I can't imagine how hard it was leaving that precious baby...but we're glad you're home and that you had a good time!

Keep the pictures coming!!

Shanta said...

I agree with April- I see Christmas Card 2006! Sooo sorry about the directional chaos on your way to Dallas- we missed seeing you guys!

Kevin Lewis said...

What a beautiful family