I have a new nephew!
Nieces and nephews are so great. I love all seven of mine to pieces and can't wait to meet little Micah in person.
I love and admire and respect and look up to my four sisters who have started their own little families. One aspect of motherhood I find fascinating is how mothers essentially consecrate their lives by bringing other eternal spirits to earth. What an act of faith as well as a HUGE commitment and responsibility. Thanks to all you mothers out there - especially Mom, Janel, Danielle, Krista, and most recently, Becca - for being such great examples to me, for showing me that even though being a mom is hard, tiring, relentless, and at times frustrating, it is -to put it simply- worth it. Watching my sisters, I realize firsthand that raising a family is probably the most rewarding work I will ever find myself involved in. Sure, I might do a lot of good in the world by helping kids to say their S's properly (if I ever get my degree, that is), or even by serving in the church, but I know it all pales in comparison to the work I will do as a mom. Micah depends entirely on Bec for everything. Everything! And by bringing him into the world, she and Jordan have promised to give him everything he needs. What a responsibility. What a reminder.
I'm glad I'm not the oldest - how else would I survive this life but by copying my siblings?