21 October 2008

Yes, Virginia, There are Miracles

Last week I learned that one of my bestest friends in the entire world, JenE, is getting married -- on December 27th--and I couldn't be more thrilled for her! Her engagement brought joy as well as hope: If JenE, a single sister over 30, could find her eternal companion, then maybe there are enough miracles left for the rest of us? (Because really, getting married at any time but especially when you are over 30 years old requires a gargantuan miracle!)

Actually, JenE's engagement miracle is not the only one I've heard of recently. First there was my wonderful colleague and friend Suzanne B (who is now Suzanne C). Then Audrey, my friend from Sharon Park days, announced her engagement. Next, the beautiful and ever hilarious Amy W8 shared her happy news: "I'm engaged to Matt!" And finally, JenE's miracle rounds out the group. Is there a quota on how many miracles Heavenly Father will perform for us single sisters? Because there are already four miracles taken (Suzanne, Audrey, Amy, and JenE). Are there any more left over for the rest of us? If so, to whom do I address my request?

Welcome, Jackson Keith!

I have a new nephew -- and he is the most adorable thing! Jackson Keith, who entered our family on September 19 (aka Talk Like a Pirate Day), is a very docile and happy baby. Judy, Amy, and I traveled to Idaho to see this new little guy over General Conference weekend. And lucky for us, we also got to see Mom and Dad as well.

I love my own family, but being adopted into Judy''s family has been such a blessing in my life -- especially when it comes to having nieces and nephews! Except for the occasional hit with a baseball right in the nose (thanks, Sammy! lol), I love being an aunt. When Jessica called me Aunt Maddy, I almost cried. It was the coolest thing. So, even after my own biological sister has children (which, let's be honest, could be looooooong before I ever have children of my own), I will still enjoy being Aunt Maddy to anyone who will let me spoil them. :)