This past Sunday my nephew Justin was christened, which lends itself to a long-overdue family gathering between Will’s side of the family (the Homillers) and our wonderful sister-in-law Becca’s side of the family (the Woolleys). Justin is Becca and Charlie’s (Will’s brother) second son and he is absolutely adorable:
He is truly the happiest baby I have ever seen and I’ve seen some pretty darn happy babies in my time. This little guy will watch Frances, George and big brother Trey play for hours without complaint – all smiles:
All of the cousins had a blast playing and eating together:
I was honored to be asked to be one of Justin’s godparents (along with Uncle Keith):
|We look very godparent-like, yes?|
I will try not to let you down Justin (starting with the life lesson “one shall not eat pearl necklaces.”):
I had to share this one of Uncle Will and Trey:
|Those are two handsome boys!|
At one point during the morning, Becca turned to me and said, “Things just seem right now. Everything is complete. I feel so happy.” I just about cried. No one deserves happiness more than Becca, who I think about often when get together as a family. Becca and her siblings lost their mother several years ago (shortly before she met Charlie) and I cannot imagine how bittersweet these significant moments are with her children; to not be able to share them with your mother. But on this special day, Becca had a glow about her and I could tell that she really did feel complete. I have no idea how I would have made it thus far in my life without my mother by my side, but I know for certain that I would not have been able to do it with as much grace and sheer loveliness as Becca. I was humbled by her happiness on that day and thank her for giving me appreciation for my own incredible mother – we should all be so lucky to feel that complete in light of such a huge presence missing.
A great day; a great family. Everything is complete.
Happy Tuesday everyone!