Thursday, May 15, 2008

A New Kind of Love

This is just a quick post to proudly announce the birth of my niece and Goddaughter, Paloma Aurora. New mommy, new daddy and baby girl are all very well.

The feeling is indescribable. Since I'm taking a crack at this writing thing, I'll do my best. It really is a miracle to see my sister with the baby in her belly and then two hours later to see her holding her child. For months we've stroked her belly, sang to her belly, laughed to her belly, taken that belly to restaurants, pilates, Madison Avenue...that belly has even been to a Jay-Z concert, London, Miami, Grand Cayman and Cuba! And, here she is, out of the belly and in our arms, ready to give love and to be loved.

When my sister first told me that she was pregnant I didn't know how to feel. I was so happy and so overwhelmed. We talked about how it seemed to surreal to love someone so much who we hadn't even met, who wasn't even with us yet. We talked about our own parents and how we thought we'd be when we have our own kids. We saw our mother and father in us more than ever and imagined what it would be like to see their faces when they first laid eyes on their grandchildren. When I first saw that baby I thought my heart was going to explode with love. That's the best way I can put it.