Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Future Niece

I'm so excited about my brother's happiness and that he found it in such a unique way. My brother will be coming home for good in October after serving our country for the past 4 1/2 years in the Air Force - being deployed to Iraq twice, the first time on the day I got married :(.
He has had alot of experiences, both good and bad, while serving. The above pic of the little cutie I call my future niece is one of those bittersweet experiences. This story is really one of those tragic love stories. This little girl is actually my brother's God Daughter and the daughter of his best friend. His best friend was killed last year after the helicoptor he was riding in crashed just shortly after takeoff from an Air Base in Italy, where they were both stationed. My brother instantly started helping his friend's widow and daughter which was all he knew to do at the time. Long story made short, he and K spent alot of time together mourning and being each other's friend, which has over time turned into much more. They haven't yet discussed marriage, but I know that is in their future since she has already planned to move here when he comes back. I'm so excited to spend more time with both of them and little E. I bought her the cute A&M onesie she is wearing in the pic. I can't wait to spoil her!


Jenn Greeley said...

Look at those cheeks! Such a sweet girl.

MommaJen said...

what a great story---out of great loss can come great love!