My life has changed tremendously since my great niece came into the world. For starters, seeing my niece’s strength during her delivery and witnessing Paris Nicole enter this world is a memory that I will cherish forever. Every chance I get to go home to Atlanta, I rush to see and spend time with my great niece. We recently celebrated her first birthday and I am truly in awe of how quickly children grow. It seems like it was yesterday when I was rubbing my niece’s belly, then heading to the hospital in the pouring rain at 6 o’clock in the morning because my niece’s water broke, to observing all of the preparation it takes to deliver a baby via water birth, to finally welcoming Paris home. She is such an amazing little girl, and I am so proud to be her great aunt. In fact, I am the proud aunt of 8 nieces and nephews, and I am super stoked to have a great niece to add to my collection. I could go on for days about how this little lady has change my life, but to sum it all up, being a great aunt is GREAT!
By: Dr. India Rose, PhD, Project Manager, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy