I never realized that being an Aunt could be so rewarding and fulfilling. I knew that I had so much love for my sister and that I would love her child but I never realized how much, not until the day Little Lou was born.
It was truly love at first sight.
I never realized that not only would I love this little girl but my love for my sister would grow stronger. Who knew this was even possible. From day one my sister was the best Mommy. I only hope that I can be as great as her someday.
Lou started getting bigger and she would smile and laugh at me. She started to recognize me when I came in the door and she began to cuddle me closer. I never realized that something so small would make my heart melt.
Soon after, she learned how to give kisses and would plant them right on me. She would slobber all over my face while doing it. I loved it, slobber and all. I never realized that slobber and spit up could be so cute.
When she learned how to talk she would yell my name, "Bubba" and call me on the phone daily and say "muah, mauh, muah!" I remember giddily waiting by the phone when I was younger for a crush to call but I never realized that a phone call from my adorable niece would be so much better.
Now, when I have to say goodbye to my best gal, she starts to cry. I thought this would make me feel special but what I never realized is that I would actually feel like crying myself. I always want to make my sweetie happy, I never want to break her little heart.
I never realized that I could love this little girl so much. Sometimes I wonder if I will be able to love my own children even close to the amount that I love Little Lou. Everyone tells me I will but I am not sure that they realize...
this girl holds a HUGE place in my heart.