Friday, 23 October 2009

She's just happy to be alive!

The last few days have been jam-packed with activity; with wonder and delight!

Missed the appointment on the 18th - even though I'd even set an alert this time around. I just knew it was gonna be needed. And for all that, my heightened engagement in the day's activities led to my date with my blog.

And I would've done it all over.

My niece celebrated...make that we celebrated my niece's 1st birthday and I just had to be there. Partly for my niece whom I haven't seen in 10 months and mainly for my sister who, (as we'd guessed) would've been equally surprised and appreciative of my being there.

For months, all of us were together and then, by the summer, we'd all taken off to our different "callings" and left her "alone". So, we - parents and other siblings - all kept my visit secret, until the day before. She couldn't believe it when I told her I was making the trip to Jamaica to celebrate the joyous occasion with her. On B-day, the family, along with a few close friends, made it a wonderful and memorable afternoon.

My niece? Oh, she showed such appreciation for the gifts she received. Albeit, as we took one from her clutches, we had to quickly replace it with the next. And, there she was, appreciating and discovering the new gift.

I remember something that my sis said a few months ago when she sent pics of her waking up. (Yes, you read that right.) "She wakes up with a smile and such energy every morning. I guess she's just happy to be alive!"

I love that.


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