Saturday was my niece’s Holy Communion.
She is such a wonderful little girl and I am so happy to be part of her life. I figure I only have a few more years before she no longer jumps up and down in excitement almost every week when I see her. Let me tell you just how kind, sensitive and loving she is. When she was 5 and she learned about how the economy wasn’t all that great, she left out $1 for the TOOTH FAIRY!! LOL She asked her Mom to help her attach a note saying that she was worried that he might not have enough money to give to all the children who had lost a tooth and she felt he could use the money more than she could.
One of the last photos I have of my Mom is her with my 2 year old niece. Her smile is so bright, it could light up the sky. She was happier than I had ever seen her whenever she was around her and my nephew. All she ever wanted to be was a wife, a mom and then a grandmother. Just the simple pleasure of being able to see the kids whenever she wanted made her complete. Sometimes I wonder if she had any idea she was or would become sick. Because she packed a lifetime into just a few years with them.
I wish she was here to see my niece today, but I have no doubt she is looking down and smiling. Family is so important and the older I get, the more I believe this. It doesn’t just have to be the family you were born into. It is also the one you create with the people that you love and care about.