Tuesday, April 30, 2013
family week, and I was happy to be there with my sister Andy. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm. The capitol of Tallahassee glowed with
flowers, greenery and color everywhere. My
sister’s garden and pots overflowed. We
celebrated the coming birth of a new child in our ever-growing, extended, and
far-flung family. My niece Kaaren is
expecting her first child in July, a boy.
She came from Florida ,
where she’s lived for some ten years, to celebrate with us. Kaaren and her sister grew up in Amsterdam Tallahassee, went to college and graduate school in . Many of their friends were with us. She and her sister are “Tallahassee Lassies, ” the southern part of our family. She is
a radiant and beautiful mom-to-be. Daddy
Jeff stayed in Florida ,
and celebrated Queen’s Day and the crowning of a new King, but his mother, aunt,
brother and family joined us in Tallahassee, which was special. Andy hosted a barbeque dinner and Ali
hosted a beautiful baby shower the next day, full of her creative touches. Kaaren believes her uncle Loren is celebrating
this coming birth with us. “He’s my
angel, and also nana and grandpa.,” she says.
Andy believes it. I want to believe it, too. Amsterdam
Spring and new birth: Nothing brings family and friends together like awaiting a new child. It was a joyous week in
Tallahassee, the place where springtime comes to . America
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