Aunt Krista? Sounds kind of weird if you ask me! But as of this time tomorrow evening I will be just that, Aunt Krista.
I have held many titles in my lifetime. Friend, sister, daughter, co-worker, classmate, roommate, elder, leader, but never aunt. Each time my life takes a turn, each time I gain another title, I realize that life is precious. I realize that my life is connected to many lives. I realize that I have an effect on people and they have an effect on me.
Tonight I sit, remembering the life of a young woman who died in a car accident one year ago today. She was an athlete, a smart young lady, a friend to everyone, a daughter, and her life was just beginning. She made 1 mistake, getting in the car with a young man who was intoxicated, and they both lost their lives that night. I remember my friend today and tomorrow I will welcome Briley Rae, my niece, into the world.
I am excited to be part of a new life. I welcome the responsibility of helping raise a child in this world. I look forward to working with my entire family to provide love and care for this precious life that is joining us on this road of life.
Tomorrow opens a new chapter in my life, a new chapter for my entire family, and we are all looking forward to the joy of a new child.