Saturday, April 19, 2014

N is for Niece and Nephew...O is for Over

When I was growing up all I ever wanted to be was a mom and a teacher. I loved kids, they always held a special place in my heart. When I was in middle school and high school I was a number one babysitter. I loved the kids and they loved me. I went on to college and got my degree in Elementary Education. I was a teacher for 10 years. I loved working with "my kids". The one thing that did not happen for me is that I never became a mom. I think it is that reason why I feel my greatest joy and blessing in my life was /is being an Aunt. I was lucky enough where I first became an Aunt to Matthew in 1990...he was the first grandchild too so we doted on him a lot. Next came Michelle who was our first (and only girl). It has been so fun and special doing "girly" things with her although she isn't so girly. Then in 1998 Logan was born and for years I though all of my Auntie love and attention would go to those three.

Then when my brother married Judy in 2011 I got two more nephews, Ian and Ivan. They brought even more joy into my life.

 Then of course in 2012  I became an Auntie again with the birth of Isaiah. I am able to babysit him and spend a lot of quality time with him so at this old age it is like having a grandchild.

I love all of my nieces and nephews so much and like I said in the beginning there is nothing better than being an Aunt!


I wanted to share my spring tidings swap goodies I got from Lynn at the Life on the Wienee Ranch.

Thanks to Amy again for putting it on.  I haven't seen a post yet of what I got Lynn but I am sure it will be up soon.


BumbleBeeLane said...

Although we have helped raise a few children, I never had any of my own so I feel the same. Being a Auntie is such a joy plus you get to spoil them without never knew you were a teacher. Hope you have a blessed Easter! Amy

Dirty Martini Queen said...

I agree Cindi that being an Auntie is very, very special. I have a love for my 4 nieces and nephews that knows no bounds.
Your swap goodies are so sweet especially those antique postcards.
Happy Easter!