Cheesy as it may sound, when I learned that my friend Nicola and her husband Ed were having a baby, my first thought was something along the lines of “this makes everything right in the world.” Meaning, despite chaos…. hardships…. anger…. Nicola and Ed, I believe, are excellent examples of living a Christian life, so hearing they were having a baby seemed to be God’s way of saying, ” I still bless people.” Does that make sense? I know there are blessings out there everyday, but this was particularly joyous I think.
On my way to their home, once I jumped on Hwy 99, I found myself smiling. I was so excited to meet this little girl (#76 on my list). I was excited to catch up with Nicola- it has been since Summer of 2010 that I last got to visit with her, and I was near depressed when I realized I couldn’t attend her baby shower- Nicola threw me one when I was pregnant with Natalie…
They think Lauriana is a serious baby, which makes me laugh because- although it’s true she seemed very focused & determined while I was there- it seems very opposite of Ed & Nicola themselves.
It was a great visit, I probably could have chatted with them for several more hours. If only we were neighbors! Lauriana didn’t cry or fuss once, which is impressive in my opinion.