18 October 2012
My Beautiful Baby Niece
I awoke to the ringing of the phone. I rubbed my eyes and rolled out of bed. When my eyes cleared up enough to where I could see: I noticed it was still dark outside. I picked up the phone and tried to clear my voice so I could be heard. Once I answered I could hear that the voice on the phone was my eldest brother. He said, “Erica is having the baby!” As soon as the words sunk into my sleepy head, I was fully awake and filled with excitement. I ran to my mom’s room and woke her up to tell her the great news. I wanted to go to the hospital to see my new niece or nephew but town was forty-five minutes away from my house. So I tried to go back to bed and wait till morning.
Morning couldn’t come soon enough. My family woke up and was ready to head to town to go meet the new beautiful member of the family. The ride to town felt more like two hours rather than forty-five minutes. I watched the trees and bushes zip by as I peered out the window. The moment that I had been waiting for, for nine months had finally come. As we pulled into my brother’s driveway I couldn’t get out of the car fast enough. I couldn’t wait to be an auntie. I walked into my brother’s house to find that the only people there were more of my siblings. They said that my brother and Erica were on their way home from the hospital right now. As I sat down on the wooden rocking chair covered with a scratchy wool blanket, all I could think about was how my niece or nephew would look.
I was extremely tired from not sleeping very well the night before that I slowly drifted to sleep in the chair. I woke up to the creaking sound of the door. I looked up and saw my brother carrying a car seat with a pink blanket draping down over the side. At that moment I knew it was a baby girl. My brother’s eyes twinkled with joy and he couldn’t stop smiling. My brother took her out of the seat and came into the living room to let...