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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Warm and fuzzy...

Today was a great day! Sophia and I went to visit my aunt up in Pennsylvania. The sun was out and it was warm, so it was a very nice day for a drive.

My aunt's son and his girlfriend just had a baby last week. Her name is Madison. She was born on my birthday, which was an awesome present. Her dad is ten years younger than me, but I have always loved him as a brother. Even though we don't talk much I still have this wonderful feeling for him. When he was a little boy, I used to take him with me every place I went, when I visited his house. I have had a good number of adventures with him. Madison was a sweet and very good natured baby. She reminds me of her father when he was a baby.

My aunt has always been a bright spot in my life. Since my home life was always a mess, her home was a place for fun and sometimes a bit of trouble. You could always count on my aunt for a wild time. She has always loved animals and to this day she has two dogs, two cats, two pot-bellied pigs, three ducks and numerous chickens. She also has a pond with fish and frogs. Needless to say, Sophia had a ball at her house. It seems like my aunt's house will be fun for her, too!

I am glad that despite my detachment from my parents that there will be somebody in my family for my daughter to love, my aunt. I am very thankful to have her. Even though we have had our rough times, the good definitely outweighs the bad. So when I feel sorry for myself over my parental situation, in the back of my mind, I know that my aunt will always be there for me.

So for now I am once again counting my blessings.

Have a wonderful night!!


Blogger Rev. Brandy said...

I tried to post a comment, but my fickle cable modem interfered. I was just saying that your post was so meaningful because it's nice to see proof of how the "aunt" relationship can have such a significant and positive affect on a child. Not knowing what my life has in store for me in terms of parenting, it's nice to know that the child(ren) I "aunt" get as much out of the exchange as I do. Thanks for sharing!

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