i write this tonight knowing that in a mere amount of days, my twinner, my bff, my best, will become a mama. she and aaron will have this precious, tiny, innocent little life to care for. where her mother has called her bunny since birth, dre will now have her own baby bunny. a baby girl.
there aren't adequate words for me to type here, now, that would begin to express the warmth in my heart when i think about my best friend becoming a mother. i am so very excited to meet this little person who has already been so blessed to be born to two amazing people. i know that aaron will be an amazing father. i know he will be protective of his daughter, and teach her all about baseball (be it the wrong team. baby g, we'll discuss this in the future.) i know he can't even begin to imagine what his life will be like nurturing a daughter; my father has three daughters, what aaron's in store for makes me chuckle.
andrea, the idea of me seeing you hold your daughter for the first time brings tears to my eyes. i hope she has your gorgeous eyes, and your fierce loyalty to friends and family. i know she will be beautiful, but more important than that, i know she will be incredibly intelligent, strong-willed, and loved. she will be immediately loved. i hope she learns how to cook like her mother and grandmother, and learns about her heritage, but maybe doesn't have the same addiction to sour cream. i hope she learns to love to dance, and read, and that you and she become both mother and daughter but also wonderful friends.
aaron and andrea, i love you both, and i love baby g.
now. let's get on with it and have the nugget already. aunt leslie is neither known for her punctuality nor her patience.