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I am grateful to know how well my five nephews up North are growing up–from the oldest at 10 years of age to the newest at a couple of weeks old.

For two of them (the oldest, D, and his little five year old brother, J), they have had to go through several drastic changes over the last couple of years due to their parent’s separation and divorce proceedings.

It is great to see D helping his mom care for his younger brother, and I think the two brothers are beginning to find their way somehow and growing into their new family structure with less anger and pain. I hope that things will continue to go positively for them.

I am grateful for one more day with my extended family… for a bit more sharing and bonding.

In this year alone, there were many pregnancies in my extended family. There were a total of seven. I often joked that there must have been something in the water.

There were some relatively easy births. There was even one pregnancy that was lost. That pregnancy was particularly heart wrenching, as the baby fetus, a little boy, was nearly full term, and this was my cousin-in-law and her husband’s second attempt to have a child. Their first attempt sadly ended in a miscarriage, a little over a year ago.

Last night, I held one of the newest additions to the family. Baby C is two-and-a-half months old. He came out with a full shock of hair and tiny body fur. He must have been a little cold in the womb, while he was growing up. 🙂

Baby C was very much hoped for, and with the help of both Western and Eastern medicine, he was able to be conceived and born.

I think, when he hears about the many years his parents tried and all the different approaches they used, Baby C will come to appreciate his life.

This is how I woke up today… thinking about the babies that were born and lost. It made me think about my new lease in life.

So… this precious Life

How are you going to enjoy it?

How are you going to live it?

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