Tuesday, October 10, 2006

it's amazing how quickly your life can change. take my sister for example. it seems like only yesterday that she told me she was pregnant again. and here it is nine months later. that's right, yesterday morning, we welcomed my new nephew to this world. Carter Douglas Dunn. and he really is beautiful. with a head full of fine blonde hair and blue eyes. i cannot fathom how different their life will be, just as i cannot fathom the idea of ever having my own child one day.

on my drive out to kennestone hospital this evening, i was heavy in thought about this very subject. and it was with mixed emotions. part of me is filled with happiness for my family; yet part of me wonders how my life would be if i ever had a child. i have sort of come to accept that it would never happen (hell, i can't even get a boyfriend....small steps, small steps). but it also saddens me to know that I won't ever have a child of my own, to rejoice in the milestones in his/her life, to love them, know them, to see them grow up......

4 comments:

ThatGuy said...

Congrats on being an Uncle - your nephew is beautiful! I see many, many shopping trips to ToysRUs and PB Kids in your (and his) future.

Little John said...

Congrats on being an uncle. You have several kids in your life that you can rejoice in. They may not be yours but you can sure make a big difference. For example, Eric needs someone to be Father Pepper in his next play, the Five Little Peppers. Think how he will rejoice, learn and grow with your participation!

Donks said...

Congrats! I also just welcomed a new nephew into the world on Saturday morning...Adam Joseph...I often think about having a child someday too - but in the meantime, its great to have nephews to enjoy and to be an Uncle...

PnB said...

Congrats --
when I am back - let's work on having those kids...I've got the repel rope in place...

PnB