I am happy to say that I am one proud auntie right now. My brother, Lance, and sister-in-law, Brianna, welcomed their 9 lb 3oz baby boy, Noah, into the world on April 22nd, 2013. My parents and I loaded into the truck and drove to Georgia to see the new addition to the family. Yes, it was a long drive but thankfully I love sleeping in cars. But to start this story off, you have to hear the beginning of Noah.
See, Lance and Brianna met back in 2001 at my softball game. They were crazy for each other and they dated for two years until Brianna and her family moved to Georgia. Though I was able to see my brother during this time, I could tell he only had one thing on his mind and that was to marry that girl. After two years of a long distance relationship, Lance moved to Georgia to continue his college career and to finally make Brianna his bride. They will be celebrating four years of marriage in August but they have been together for TWELVE years.
Like any relationship, there were skeptics. I mean, we are talking about high school sweethearts that endured a long distance relationship. However, their love really has one of the best stories filled with many laughs and cries and a whole lot of patience.
Now their love has brought Noah into the world and I could not be any more excited. Being able to see Noah has made me really appreciate the small things in life like the small victory of having him fall asleep in your arms or the burp that came out while you were wondering if you were even burping him right. This baby could create so much conversation in the room or simply silence it with his peaceful snooze.
However, it wasn’t just Noah that simply amazed me. I was able to see my brother step up into a new role in life. This is the guy that would watch Ninja Turtles, build Lego guns, and play little league baseball. He is now a dad with Brianna as a mom and they are outstanding parents. I may not be able to spend a large quantity of time with them but the quality of time makes up for it. Welcome home, Noah, you are one lucky babe to have great parents and may all glory be to God.