So onto the main event of the week? Look at my beautiful niece!!!!
I am so proud of my sister for being so brave, and I know that she and her partner will make wonderful parents. I also can't quite get my head around being an Aunt? My relationship to the idea of having children has always been a bit of a rocky one - when I was younger I really loved the thought of having kids, then when I went through a bad patch mentally I felt that having children shouldn't have to be my 'ultimate destination', was not a decision to be taken lightly, and scared me a little bit.
Having just got married and looking to settle down and buy a house now, I feel much more relaxed and ready to start thinking about things like this again. And holding my sister's beautiful baby girl has been an uplifting, wholesome experience! I love her.
Other than catching up with family, meeting the newest arrival, and generally having a lovely bank holiday there hasn't been a whole lot else going on!
- 'The Mercies' by Kiran Millwood Hargrave: NetGalley (29/08/19)
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