Posted by: charityliz | June 12, 2011

mia grace

There some occassions in life that are so momentous that it’s difficult to feel like I can fully reflect on the weight of their importance, and at the same time fully experience and live in the occasion or celebration at hand. I’ve had a couple biggies lately. The moments have already passed, so now comes the reflection….

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Two weeks ago today my first niece was born, and I was forever changed. When I first held her in the hospital, shortly after she joined us, I was just so taken that I couldn’t even look up at the camera to pose (and ya’ll know that I have a variety of stock poses ready to bust out in nearly any circumstance). But I was too captivated by Mia to even look up. And so, my first moments with my beloved niece, I simply cradled her and said, “I love you so much, I love you so much” at least three times over and over, her little googlie eyes, squinting up at me, my smile as wide as I’ve felt it in a long time. That was momentous, and yet it all went by like a flash!

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Mia Grace. I think about her every day. I’ve dreamed of being an auntie for so long—you know, the one who is super cool, no matter how old she gets. 🙂 The one who can impart wisdom and advice without feeling outdated, the one who loves unconditionally, who’s always a fan (right next to mom & dad), who inspires and shows faith in a real way, and the one who manages to maintain a strong connection, even through the awkward teen years. Yesssss…that’s the auntie I want to be!

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I’m so happy for my big brother and his wife, and so blessed to be part of their child’s life! Check out their blog for more pics of little Ms. Mia…

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  1. Ah you brought me to tears! I totally get it. Being an auntie for the first time is life changing. So happy for you! Love that little Mia Grace with all you have in you! XO. -E

  2. Mia is one lucky girl to have you as an aunt!


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