One aspect about my life, that I truly cannot complain about, is becoming an aunt to so many little ones. Before my mom got married, again, I had one love and that was my beautiful niece Ellerie Mae Bunker. From the day I found out she was a growing bean in my sisters tummy ..to today as she hugs me and says "love you Manda," I have loved her little soul unconditionally. I almost feel very motherly with her and always have because Laura (my sister) and I are so incredibly close. Ellerie has such an amazing spirit and gentle nature that makes her stand out in our day and age. She really showed me as a tiny peanut how strong love can be.
Once my mom remarried, I welcomed into my heart 2 other little blessings, Abby and Aaron (who are Emily Brereton's little ones) ..AND not long after we welcomed baby Maddie (Elissa Whited's little baby girl). Now I know this is a lot to keep up with ..but welcome to a family of like 20 :)! I have loved experiencing life through their big imaginations and seeing each of them grow closer to God and see He is all they need. What a gift to be an Aunt to such sweethearts.
It has been a year since then, and we are now expecting a baby boy from the Whited's in April and we JUST welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Sarah Elizabeth Brereton, to the family on New Year's Eve! My heart is so full of love right now, and I am so thankful and lucky to be Aunt Manda to now 5 precious little ones. God is so good and new life is a beautiful thing. Can't wait to watch these lil ones grow and develop their own unique personalities!
|One of the first photos of beautiful baby Sarah Elizabeth Brereton! You are an angel baby girl! I can't wait to meet you and hold your tiny hands!|