Today I am doing the dance of joy as I celebrate the birth of my first great-niece Sara Elizabeth who was born yesterday weighing in at 9 pounds 3 ounces. In a family that consists of mostly boys, it is exciting to have a girl born into the family. Sara Elizabeth is the first girl born into our family since my youngest sister was born 48 years ago. I do have a niece by adoption who is just as much a part of our family as if she had been born into it and I have five nieces by marriage, but Sara has presented a new perspective to our family.
I now have seven nephews (one by adoption), six nieces (one by adoption and five by marriage), three great-nephews and one great-niece. I also have three more babies due over the next six months.
Regardless of how my nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-niece have become a part of our family each one of them is special. I love them all very much. I enjoy watching them grow and mature and make lives for themselves.
Thank you God for the safe arrival of Sara. I pray that you would bless her, watch over her and help her to grow up to become the person you have destined for her to be.