Almost 38 years ago, my sister had a baby girl whom she put up for adoption. For all these years, I have missed my niece, and prayed for her, and felt like there was a big hole in our family, and I often hoped that I would meet her one day. And, that is what I did on New Year's Day.
So, here we have my mother, my sister, Lisa, with her arms around her granddaughter, Olivia, and my niece, Nikki.
It was a great visit. Everybody got along. Nikki and her daughter fit right in. All in all it was the best possible Christmas present.
And I really am going to write a blog post soon. I'm working on one now.