Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Familial feeling

Last night I supped with my cousin Angela, my aunt and my Mom. It was a good ol’ girl/gab/giggling fest.

When we first met up, we all smiled broadly at each other, we hugged, talked quickly and excitedly to catch up. My aunt and my cousin wished me congratulations and gave my tummy a little pat.

And amidst the laughing, appetizers and wine, as I glanced around the table at their faces, I realized something.

I am a very lucky person.

Despite not having seen my aunt in a long time and my cousin even longer, last night I was enveloped in genuine, 100% authentic love.

There’s something so pure about the love of a family. My aunt has always made me feel undeniably special and unquestionably loved by her. My cousin is one of the best people I know. So happy, such a beautiful outlook on life. And my Mom – well, for all of you that know me, or read this blog, I really don’t have to say much more about my incredible Mother.

It made me happy and hopeful for the little Lemon. He/she will have a big family who loves them so much – who loves him/her so much already before having met.

There will always be someone to make Lemon feel special. To make them feel cared for. To hug them when they need to be hugged most. To laugh with them over silly inside jokes. To be excited for Lemon when they reach an important stage in life. To cheer Lemon on, just for being.

Baby Lemon, you’ve got one heck of a start.

And I have one heck of a family.


  1. So I just finished catching up on your blog from July until now. Phew!
    I love your writing. I love that you're pregnant and we all get to tag along on the journey. Of course, I'm at work while reading, so it's a bit embarrassing when I tear up (it's a family trait - might as well accept it).
    You look absolutely amazing. Keep those pictures coming. :)
    You're going to be a terrific Mom. Such a lucky baby.

    Laurie (your West Coast Cousin)

  2. It's a good time for all of us, that's for sure. It is so cool to see your daughter pregnant and enjoying the experience. I'm a happy mom :)

  3. Wow - thanks for the comments and the really nice words, Laurie! That was so sweet and thoughtful. And thanks so much for reading!! I'll hopefully keep the pics coming and keep you guys all up to date on everything!

  4. It sounds like you are all very lucky to have one another in your lives. It is a fantastic experience to be a part of your journey towards becoming a parent. You are going to be fabulous. We are so looking forward to the new arrival. Keep those pictures coming.

  5. Nice blog. Enjoyed going through it. keep it up the good work. Cheers :)