Sunday, August 16, 2015

A Letter to My New Niece

Dear Chloe,

You have no idea how many people were waiting for you to be born all across the country today. We started teasing your mother online the moment your due date passed this week, but that was simply to keep us connected via social media with family in so many different states. You see, that's what we do in this family…we make jokes. You'll get used to it really quickly when you get older.

Your parents have worked hard to prepare your home for you…and what amazing parents you have. They met while serving our country in the US Army. They married and waited until the right time to have you…knowing how special you would be. Your mother wanted to have the perfect day and way for you to be born. Just wait until she describes this incredible day to you when you're old enough to hear the story. Your dad (my little brother) has waited his entire adult life to have a family and with you (and the dogs and the lizards) his family is complete. Let's hope you enjoy living in Noah's ark because I'm sure by the time you are grown, that's what it's going to feel like.

With your birth, we have a baby in the family again. You see, the next cousin you have on our side is 22 years old so we forgot what it was like to have a baby around. But those cousins will teach you how to wrap your Mamaw around your finger and get whatever you want from her. (That Mamaw flew from Texas to Wisconsin to be with your parents before you ever arrived to pamper your mom, keep your dad in line, and be there to welcome you into the world.) And then there are uncles, aunts, great cousins/uncles/aunts…the list goes on and on. This family is HUGE. (Don't be frightened: just learn the word "Bee" and you'll be doing just fine.)

Even though I'm in New Jersey as you are born in Wisconsin, you are in my mind and my heart. I can't wait to get to meet you. What an amazing Christmas we are going to have with a baby in the house again.

Sending you loads of love from your uncle. (Trust me, you'll learn fast that you can pretty much get whatever you want out of me too. Just ask Ashton & Shelby.)

Happy Birthday!

Love you,

Uncle Greg


  1. Awwwwwwww, that is so sweet!!! Welcome to the world, Baby Chloe, and congratulations to you, "Uncle Greg," and to your family!