When I was ten years old I was in the hospital. The doctors didn’t know if I was going to make it or not. On December 13 Sister 3, Rosetta, gave birth to the most beautiful creature in the world to me – Melanie. Because I was in such bad shape, I got to hold Melanie the day she was born before being transferred to a different hospital.
As you can see, I made it through and growing up with Melanie is a time I genuinely cherish. Melanie became the little sister I never had, and one of my greatest, truest friends. Not being able to see her when I want or be able to talk to her every day, she is one of the reasons this day of Advent is so very special.
Just wait until I show you a photo of Melanie’s beautiful daughter!