Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Big News!

This has been one of the busiest, most exciting weeks that there is.

On Sunday, November 9th, my 14 year old cousin who is almost like my brother, did something that most grown ups have yet to do. He was baptized!!!! This was something that brought tears to my eyes. I know that my grandmother was smiling really big on that day. I was so proud of him. This is not something that someone made him do, this was his choice and I personally think that it was a great one. I know there are some that may read this blog and may not be as strong on the religious side, and that is truly OK, I am just sharing my happy moments with you all like always.

After the baptism we all went over to my Aunt's house and ate some good food. She had a space walk for the kids and everyone else just sat around and talked like old times. To me this was the first real moment that we were all together on one accord since the passing of my grandmother. It was a very special day.

Three days later, my baby sister blessed us all by giving birth to a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Ja'Niya she was 6 pounds 4.2 ounces. She is adorable. Yep y'all I am an Aunt again. I already have 4 other nieces and 2 nephews, but this niece, I was there with my sister when she delivered her.

Now I have to be honest with you all; I never thought that I would make it through the entire thing. The last time this situation occurred, it was with my other sister and when she started having pain and asked for some medicine I was not doing well. The doctor came in to help her to ease her pain, and when he pulled out that needle, I immediately started doing sit-ups and push ups. LOL

The doctor looks at me and then my Mom, and asked my Mom if he needed to give me a shot. I was not handling it that well. This time my baby sister needed me and I was right there for her. Her boyfriend was there as well, and I tip my hat off to him for stepping up and accepting his responsibility. Bless his heart y'all, he was so nervous, but it was so cute. I was very proud of my sister she did a very good job and everything went well. One thing I can say, is that it is true that pregnant women are very strong when those contractions hit! While I was holding my sister's hand and as the doctor is telling her to push, she squeezed my hand so tight, my knees almost buckled (LOL) AND my eyes almost crossed (LOL). I was trying my hardest not to scream, as well as pull my hand for her. She needed big sister and I was right there for her. My niece is very beautiful.

After watching all that and making sure that my sister was doing OK, I was on the road heading back to Baton Rouge to finish packing my clothes. I was leaving to head to Israel that Friday. That will be a LONG flight, but I'm excited to be playing for Raanana...

Talk to you guys soon,


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