No, it wasn't the first meeting with his parents (we'd already done that)...it was his little niece, Chelsea.
I walked in and saw the cutest 3 year old decked out in a beautiful Christmas dress and her pretty dark hair curling down her back. I fell in love. It wasn't until later that I realized it was the feeling of becoming an Auntie for the first time.
Now - so many years later - it was a sweet but sad moment yesterday evening, I watched her walk the stage to graduate high school. In my mind she's still that pretty little girl with the dimpled smile and bubbly giggle.
The greatest Auntie moment was when during the reception, she introduced me to her friends. It's always a kick to hear, "This is my Aunt Amber."
Congrat's my wonderful Chelsea! You deserve it and Uncle and I can't wait to see the woman you become.
(In Photo: Hubby, Chelsea, Sister-in-Law Barbara)
Okay, I'm going to go cry again...but don't worry, they're happy tears.