I have to tell you why I am thankful, today is "Thankful Thursday"
I am thankful for being an auntie. There was a time in my life where I really wanted to be a mommy. I at times still do. Then I think of all the children I get to be an "auntie" too. I have a Nephew on my side and I have two nieces and two nephews on hub's side. I truly feel blessed to have so many friends that give me their children to love and be a part of their lives. It is good to be known as Auntie to so many. I get to watch these babies grow up. Two of "my babies" that have been in my life forever are graduating this year. My Cousin Maddy and My niece Kaley. They have grown up together because of me and they have become best friends, walking together in the Graduation Ceremony, I am looking forward to watch them and as they make their walk down the isle, on the last chapter of their childhood I am going to be thinking of all the times and moments that I was able to be a part of their lives. This makes me feel excited about watching all the other babies in my life. I love the fact that I get to see these kids from birth all the way through their milestones & moments that highlight all of them.
I know that being a mom would be wonderful, but I love the fact that I get to be the one that spoils them and gets to go home at the end of the day. I get to be the one that get's to talk to them about things that they wouldn't dare tell their mommy. I am blessed to be the one that gets to sneak in slumber parties and food fights. Hugs and kisses that even when they are all grown up they still think its okay to do to auntie, but not mommy or daddy in public. I get to be the one that takes them shopping and lets them eat cake for breakfast. I am glad that I get to be their friend their entire life where they never think its uncool.
Being an auntie has to be my favorite part of my life. To all my Kids I love you!
Here they are.... Maddy, Marlee, Quinn, Jake, Kaley, Mason, Taylor, Brandi, Jonas, Tanner, Kayla,Olivia, Gibbie, Karyas,Riley, Dylan, Aidan, Angalelia, Lyndsey, Taylor, Apsen, & yes even you my Sally Girl.
Thank you all for being my heart. You all make it okay not to be a mommy.