I’m a great-auntie

Last evening, my niece Melissa gave birth to her first child and our family’s first “great-” child.  Seemingly not all that many years ago, I was in the delivery room with my sister when she brought Melissa into this world, and my most favorite part of supporting my sister that day was cutting the umbilical cord, a task that Melissa’s partner Steven performed yesterday.  To say I’m happy for Melissa and Steven would be a gross understatement.  Melissa has wanted to be a mommy for a long time, and I’m so happy that she has done just that.  She will make a wonderful mother and I’m very proud of her!

Behold, Spencer:

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