What I did today: I completed all of my writing projects for the day. Read some blogs, emails and did a few reblogs. This afternoon, my niece stopped by with her two daughters and I got to spend some time with them. They are delightful girls.
What I learned today: Because I was so centered on my own life, I really missed out on my niece’s childhood. She loves me and I have no idea why. I was never there for her birthdays or Christmases. I wasn’t there for her graduation or wedding. I wasn’t there for the birth of her daughters. Her daughters love me automatically too. I’ve been absent in all of my nieces and nephews’ lives. Why any of them should love me is beyond me. So what I have learned? I want to be present in all of their lives and their children’s lives from now on. Maybe some day I can earn the love them all seem to have for me.
What I am most proud of today: I was able to share some of my life with my grand-nieces so they will know who I was and who I am now. They were attentive and generally interested in all that I told them. It made me proud to be an aunt for the first time in my life.