I had a great birthday celebration. I had friends and family, good food and drinks and there was laughter and conversation. And the next morning, I got to hold my new “niece” as she fell asleep in my arms, not once but twice. With her curled up asleep on my chest I felt a deep sense of contentment and then a deep pang of saddness that she lives so far away. But that’s looking ahead instead of being grateful at the moment. Pang gone, bliss returns. AHHHH You can see some pictures of that bundle of sweetness at my facebook page.