Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever fresh and radiant possibility.
Oh how my heart rejoiceth! I feel as though words cannot properly describe the amount of joy in my heart. My baby sister had a **baby**! I am so thrilled to report that I now have a niece!
Perfection is not good enough of a word to describe her. Her skin is silky, soft. Her eyes were open, wide taking it in. She is a thumb-sucker...which I find to be an endearing quality since I was an avid thumb-sucker as a babe as well! ;)
I could have held her for hours. Her tiny baby-ness was such a wonderful treasure to hold. I am also thrilled to report that *I* am definitely her favorite aunt! (The fact that I will be her only aunt has really nothing to do with it ;). Oh...and when I gave the call and Madelyn found out that she had her first ever girl-cousin...she was yelling with joy and jumping up and down! (Don't tell the baby this...but X cried. He was hoping for a boy cousin. I told him that so far, he already has three boy cousins and that it was time Madelyn had a girl cousin of her very own! ;)
Her name, you ask? Oh...my deepest apologies...I just had to spend the first part of the post describing her baby-perfection! ;) So without further ado...I would like to introduce my gorgeous niece, Eloise. :)
Here is my honey...snuggling sweet Eloise. Look at her eyes. She's just taking him in. I have a feeling she just *knows* that he is gonna be the best uncle! ;)
Cory (my sister, Devon's husband) and his family...
My mom with her second granddaughter...
My dad, talking with Eloise (who listened very intently, I might add!)...
Devon was such a trooper my mom said. She did wonderfully! What a fantastic mama she is going to be! :)
Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
~Dorothy L. Nolte
~Dorothy L. Nolte
Thank you, for sharing in this joy with us. New life is such a beautiful thing, isn't it? :)
My cup runneth over!
With a glad and thankful heart,
He must increase, but I must decrease. ~John 3:30