It certainly does. My niece, Jennalynn, graduated from the eigth grade last night. WITH straight A's again, I should add. Below is a picture of her graduating kindergarten. I was there for that too. It is just amazing at how quickly time flies by. There is 9 years worth of memories, lessons and growth in between those photos, for both of us! I couldn't be more proud of her. She has drive, the motivation and the strength to keep going and does it well. Congratulations, Sweetheart! Why she didn't want to sit on my lap last night, I'm not sure! Joking!
Here are her proud aunties. Alda, a very good friend of Jennifer's, my sister, Melyssa, Jennifer's sister Jocelyn, Jennalynn and myself. "The ladies that have been by my side when I was pregnant with Jennalynn until now." - Jennifer. We'll always be there for you.
I had a dream that my Brittany just found out that she was pregnant. She's in Utah now with her husband. I texted her that I had that dream and asked if she had something to tell me. Inquiring minds want to know. Sometimes my dreams are spot on!
She wasn't but she said "I can't wait for you to be an auntie to my little ones. I love you, you know. You mean so much to me. I'm so blessed to have your sweet spirit in my life." She knows I'm a really good Auntie and was told I was great with kids last weekend when I met Baby Haylee for the first time at her first birthday party. But for Brit to say that, it really is a reminder that no matter how far you are away from the ones you love most, you're still in their heart and are thought of. Let's hope that stays true forever and ever.
Unfortunately, I couldn't accompany my sister and her family to taking my nephew, Brent, to Legoland for his birthday. Next time, Baby.
I AM a good auntie. I will even keep them save on my motorcycle.
Happiness is being an auntie.