Monday, November 11, 2013

Mi Sobrino

I would be lying if I told you I remember what I felt when I first became an aunt. My first nephew just celebrated his 37th. birthday this past weekend. I don't remember when he was born cause I was only four at the time.  I don't remember being excited or falling in love with him. I don't think I even knew he was my nephew. I don't know how old we were when we were formally introduced or when we had our first conversation.  I can't recall the moment I realized I am his aunt.

These seemingly random thoughts were inspired by my dear friend Rose who is celebrating her nephew's birthday today, 11.12.13.  I love what she shared about learning her nephew was coming into the world. It was so beautiful and so moving. I wondered what did I feel the very first time I became an aunt. I commented on her share stating, "Auntihood is one of the greatest "Hoods" around." I truly believe that.  I have 13 nieces and nephews and a few great nieces and great nephews, so I KNOW what I am talking about, I'm well versed in "Auntihood." 

Now, I know I told you I don't remember when Anthony was born. (Anthony is my nephew, if it isn't obvious), I couldn't tell you anything about his birth or his early years but I can tell you my nephew, Anthony is one of the most responsible men ever! Anthony was so focused and responsible when he was a working youngster that I recommended him for a position at one point (if you know me, you know I don't recommend anyone for anything, ever). I knew he would be very successful in this position because I knew what his values are and the depth of his integrity.  My nephew recently got married. He's an amazing son, a wonderful friend, a valuable and hard working employee, a trustworthy man with great character. Anthony doesn't just talk to talk, he's quite stoic in his deep silence and meditative tone. A big teddy bear and if you see him smile or hear him giggle you will know this immediately.

I have never told Anthony how proud I am of him and I have never told him how grateful I am for introducing me to "Auntihood," at such a tender age. 

Thank you Anthony!  Anthony, being your aunt is truly an honor. You make me proud all the time, from the thoughtfulness you share to your loving kind and protect-full nature.

Happy Birthday honey, keep enjoying and living your life the way you do, and be proud of the human being you are. You are so loved!

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In possibility.
Julie Jewels

1 comment:

  1. This was a great read! And and very true!! Good job!! Xoxo