Friday, March 15, 2013

Anna's Big Day

I have 2 sons. Fortunately, God knew that I needed some girls in my life too, so he blessed me with 2 lovely nieces! 

Liz, whom I featured here last fall, is currently studying abroad in the Middle East. I miss her so very much. :-(

Liz (photo by Daniel Martin)

My other niece, Anna, just recently had an exciting milestone which I was invited to witness. She got her ears pierced! It was so thoughtful of her mom to ask me to come along. 

My boys and I went with Anna, her brothers and her mom to the mall to the exact same place where I got my ears pierced about 25 years ago. 

Everyone was giving their opinion on which earrings to choose!

Here she is, looking brave and excited before the anticipated moment...

No turning back now!

Just as quickly as it started, it was over. 
Anna was all smiles...
Her mom and I were all tears! We looked at each other and both of us had no idea why we were crying! 
All of a sudden, I remembered waiting at the airport to meet the energetic little girl and her twin brother who flew across the world to join our extended family. My mind tucked today's memory into the picture. Then I started imagining prom gowns...

Anna is growing up. 
And it's happening quickly. 
And it makes me sad and happy at the same time.

I'm so glad that God chose me to be your aunt!
I love you, Anna-banana!