My sister in law Summer went with my brother on a business trip to central Oregon. They took baby Max and this lucky Auntie got to spend time with Malachi. Words can only barely describe the joy I had in my heart as I took care of my sweet nephew. It was the first time I had him overnight and woke up with him in the morning. I felt like such a mama, and it comes so naturally to me. We went to the zoo, to the park and to the fountain. We spent time at home dancing in the backyard and running through the sprinkler. We laughed and played and got so many sweet snuggles and kisses. My heart was so full. Putting him down for bed the second night, I layed him in his crib and told him how much I loved him. As I closed the door to his bedroom my eyes filled with tears as I thought through the depth of emotion I was experiencing. I love this toddler to the point that it almost seriously is painful. I don't know if that makes any sense, but I'm his Aunt. What will it be like when I have carried my child in my stomach for 9 months and he is mine to protect, love, serve and teach? And to think that this is how God views ALL of his children? My goodness what a powerful thought. I am so incredibly blessed to have two beautiful nephews and to get to learn more about what it will be like being a mommy. Thank you to Ben and Summer for letting me care for this sweet boy, it made my heart so full.