But sometimes - it's not my decision to play Town Crier. Sometimes I have to wait until I get the "green light" from the powers that be.
And in this case, the powers that be were my sister and brother-in-law.
After months and months of heartache, the family is rejoicing in celebration as we await the arrival of Maeve's sister or brother.
For those of you not reading the blog a year ago, Maeve is my adorable niece who passed away last May. She was seven-months-old and passed away after a long battle related to heart defects and Noonan Syndrome. Maeve spent the last two months of her life in the Sibley Heart Center at Atlanta's Children's Hospital at Eggleston.
You can read all about Maeve's miraculous fight and her unwavering spirit by clicking here. If you choose to read the entire thread, I suggest you grab a tissue.
The Maevey Bean
Losing Maeve was the greatest anguish of my life - in part because I lost my niece, and in part because I had to watch my sister cope with the biggest heartbreak a parent could ever experience.
As a family, we have spent many months coping with grief, loss, depression and heartache.
This painful period is softened by the newfound hope, excitement and anticipation that comes with this new, little baby.
Just today, Brigid sent me a message saying: "all is well... we had a great appt and got to see the little one dance around. He/she waved to us at first and then did a full out break-dance... looks like we're going to have a mover and a shaker... what has Maeve sent down here?"
We believe our Angel Maeve has handpicked her brother or sister, and are delighting in the fact that she might be having the last laugh with this, perhaps lively selection.
Whatever the case, the entire family is looking forward to early August!