My newest niece was born yesterday morning! She is three weeks early and a pleasant surprise! Through the miracle of technology, I've been able to see the pictures that my brother-in-law has posted on Facebook. She's such a cutie and I can't wait to meet her in person!
The really great thing is that there is no threat of losing her. When it comes to my other niece and nephew, I don't know if I will always be in good standing with their parents, which is something I've mentioned before. It's an interesting thing to play around with a 2 and 3 year old and have so much fun while having so much fear about it in the back of my mind, wondering if perhaps this is the last time I'll see them.
No such fear with this new little one. Her parents have already met my girlfriend and want me to be in their lives no matter what. Unconditional love at its finest. They don't necessarily agree and they love me anyway.
It's nice to finally have some good news.