Wednesday, July 29, 2009
An Aunt's Love
I became an aunt for the first time when my niece, Adeline, was born on January 16th, 2008. This was just two months after my giving birth to my own daughter and I truly wondered how I would feel about being an aunt - would it compare to my feelings for my child, would I love my little niece unconditionally, would the love just come? I was amazed the first time I held this sweet little girl. I fell in love with her immediately.
My sister Lauren (she is the sister who is right under me) is expecting her first child and is due next week. I have been elated about Baby Girl Brownfield's birth because I know I will love this little one instantly too. Sadly, her mommy and daddy live all the way out in Dallas, Texas, and it may be Christmas before I get to meet her. I was determined, though, to make her something special for her arrival. Thus, the dress and bonnet you see above.
This was a labor of love and the first smocked piece I have put together. I can't wait to see her precious little self all dolled up in her little gown and bonnet - if she looks anything like her mother did at that age she will look like an angel. So, Baby Girl Brownfield, I hope you know that I love you already and I can't wait to be your Aunt Alison - even if I do have to live so far away from you.