Monday, February 21, 2011

A long time coming

It has been 2 months since I have written anything besides a quick note in a birthday card, a grocery list, invitations to a baby shower and a quick note on my hand with a sharpie marker to remind me to pick up the produce basket (which I forgot to do).
It has been 2 months or 62 days since I have felt any sort of creativity. It is still lacking.

However, a lot has happened in 2 months, which is usually how it goes. Christmas came and went, as did New Years. I buried my self in watching the past five seasons of Bones instead of doing laundry or cleaning the house. I have since caught up on said housework. We had two amazing snow days which rarely occur in South Carolina. I have stepped out of my box and have started building relationships with smart, witty and creative couples.

The most amazing thing, though, was welcoming my first nephew into the world.

Jackson Drew Edwards was born at 3:09 p.m. on February 17, exactly a week after his daddy's birthday. He came into the world five weeks early and gratefully everything about him is perfect. Weighing in at 5 pounds and being a whopping 19 inches in length, Jackson had a full head of hair, long fingers and toes and the most beautiful face.

I never expected to feel any emotion besides happiness upon seeing Jackson. From the moment I laid eyes on him, I was in love. When I held him, the world stopped and all I could do was gaze at his little face in awe. I can only imagine what Heather and Drew felt when they first held their son.

While Joseph and I live 2 hours away from Drew, Heather and Jackson, I anticipate the joy of watching him grow up. I cannot wait to rejoice in his little triumphs of taking his first steps and saying his first words. I cannot wait until Joseph and I have children so little Jackson will have a cousin to grow with.

To Jackson: You are such a miracle. You have already brought a tremendous amount of joy to so many lives. I cannot wait to watch you grow. When you are older I will tell you stories about your dad and what he was like as a child. I hope that you grow strong in character and in faith.

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