My sister is having a baby today. It's been slow-going, but I'm confident the little lady will arrive before today turns into tomorrow. I've had a lot on my mind today as I think about Katelyn and what she's going through. I'll admit, most of my thoughts are quite selfish. I really want to be there. It's a good thing I'm not, but that doesn't mean that I don't ache inside to be with her. It's her turn to go through this miraculous journey, but I'm a little jealous that I'm not a part of it. I'm glued to my phone as Wade sends text updates.
She's going to be a mom. She's going to be fabulous at it. She's a fabulous aunt. Yes, I know it's different, but she was born to do this. She's creative and thoughtful and while her patience leaves a little to be desired, she's ready for this. She gets to hold a tiny little thing that came straight from Heavenly Father and it is hers, a part of her; a perfect combination of Wade and Katelyn. The lessons that are headed her way are endless; the most rewarding and the most trying moments are yet to come and I am so grateful that she gets to have these moments.
I'm grateful to have a sister "in the game," someone to bounce ideas off of, someone to share silly and special moments with, someone who knows that while a particular idea may be crazy, it must also be right because "that's how mom did it." My heart is so full of love and anticipation for her to feel how it is to love a little person so completely that staring for hours never gets old. Good luck tonight, sister. I am thrilled for you.