Celebrating birth

2010 February 2
by Evan Lenz

Sammy is getting big. He reaches past Lisa’s chin now. What they’ve always told me—that your kids will be grown before you know it—is playing out before my eyes. There’s definitely a tinge of sadness and nostalgia to seeing my kids grow up so fast. But such is the nature of life. Moments like these remind me that, if I want to enjoy my kids, I’d better get on with it now.

My brother and his wife are about to give birth to their first child. I can’t wait to be there to support them and celebrate with them. I remember when Sammy was born, almost 10 years ago, and my brother was right there. I have one photo in particular where he was overcome by the emotion of being an uncle for the first time:

Two teary-eyed brothers

Soon I’ll be able to share the same joy with him. I’m looking forward to it.

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