Aunt JuJu writes a letter to Baby L
To my darling niece/nephew,
Uncle Stephen brought me a card today. It said that I was going to be an Aunt.I cried.
I'm so happy for your mom and dad. They love each other so much. (Did you know that your grandmother and I set them up on their first date?) (I guess that means you really should belong to me and live with me. We'll talk about that later!) I can't wait for you to meet your mom and dad. They are really cool. Your mom has a sense of style that I long for. (You are going to have the coolest clothes and room!) She has a loving, giving, kind heart. She has wanted you for so long and is beside herself with anticipation. Your dad is a hard worker. He gives everything he does 110%. I know that being a dad will be no different. He is a kind, gentle, loving man. He is anxious for you to arrive. These next few months better go fast!They not only love each other, but they love the Lord. And I can't wait to hear them telling you Bible stories about Jesus and how much He loves you! I'm sitting here today thinking about what you will look like. I'm thinking that you will have dark curly hair, and big dark eyes. Your mother had the biggest eyes anyone had ever seen. She was a beautiful baby, and I know you are going to outshine her! You are going to be loved on by your cousins. When they heard about you, they danced around the room and chanted "We're going to be cousins" and "Aunt Abby is going to have a baby!" They are also excited. I love you! I can't wait to meet you!
I cried when this hit my inbox. I am so excited about JuJu being an aunt! I remember the day in 1997 she told me I was going to be an aunt. I thought my heart would swell out of my chest. I guess that is how she feels today.