Hello everyone! I’m so glad I’m getting back to writing!
For this post I decided to check out the theme from Island Traveler.
As usual, he has provided a great theme for his Weekly Image of Life:
I was excited to see it!
Way back when in the mid-1980’s, I shared a house with my sister, her husband, and their children.
As you might imagine it was a very active house!
It’s no surprise that October would hold a certain kind of magic for children because of Halloween.
Still, there was always one person in our house who was particularly thrilled.
You see, it so happens that my niece, Anita, was born on October 31st!
Like any child she would anticipate the day when her birthday would be celebrated.
But a birthday on Halloween seemed to make it extra special!
She would get very excited to get dressed up, go door-to-door and yell, “Trick-or-treat!”
I think Anita particularly enjoyed (and still enjoys) that “everyone” dresses up, eats treats and has a party on her birthday!
Even though I later moved away due to a job opportunity, my niece and I have remained very close.
In recent times her older brother, Bob, has become a dad.
Since Anita is a very nurturing young lady I wasn’t surprised when I heard she provided day care to her niece for a number of months.
During my recent family visit I gave her a hug and asked her if she now enjoyed “being the auntie.”
She smiled and said “Definitely!”
Is that magic?
No, that’s love…but there are times when love can seem magical, too!
For more posts featuring my niece, Anita, see: