The Creative Swell

Babies and Besties

Emily NicolettiComment

Sometimes, your friends get pregnant. And it's a little surreal, but very exciting. And then you finally see them with a baby bump, and it gets even more exciting. And you get to wander through Target and try not to buy every single precious baby thing you see for the shower.

But Diane is my sister. And not in the way that it's like, "We're BFFs and we're so close we're basically sisters." I truly love Diane as my sister, and I am so thankful for the wonderful, hilarious, and even tough times that we have shared.

Diane and I met when she was in high school and I was her Young Life leader. I remember liking her instantly. Through the years, I've gotten to live with her, go on adventures with her, and have her stand by me at my wedding. And now my sweet sister is all grown up... The high school sophomore girl I met on a bike ride through Bridgewater is now Mrs. Kalinchuk and mama to sweet Baby Kate. I could not be more proud or excited to become an aunt :)

Saturday was such a treat--hanging out in Harrisonburg with a few of my many college housemates (we lived in a big, old, dirty, beautiful house called Narnia, and this is only like half of us.) Getting to share a day with Narnians (and other Valley friends), showering Diane and Kate with love and gifts brought such joy to my spirit. We can't wait to meet you, Baby Kate!