Welcome

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Dear Hannah,

Please don’t let my first impression fool you. The fact that I set off the infant abduction alarm at the hospital and had to wear a SARS mask to meet you does not mean I came to harm you. Quite the opposite. I came because I love you and couldn’t wait to meet you. And truthfully, most of your encounters with me will be slightly awkward, but usually memorable. Buckle up.

I’ve never been an aunt before but based on what I know from my own aunts, my job is to show you the ropes, be your ally, and take you on lots of great adventures that your parents won’t approve of and your grandparents are too old to try. We can go anywhere you want to go. Unless you pick something lame. Then I’ll choose something else for us to do.

Who am I kidding? You hold all the power. You’re like a tiny ruler in the Johnson universe. We are all drawn to you and you can have whatever you want with a finger squeeze or a baby giggle.

The first thing you need to know is your mom is incredible. She was very sick in the beginning and she fought through it to bring you into the world. She loves you unconditionally and will be a wonderful and caring guide to you as you make your way through life.  Also, she bakes the best cakes. You came out 9lb 8oz. so chubbiness is not new to you. Eat the cake. You carry it well.

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Your dad is my brother. The rules state I can’t be too nice to him (especially in print) or it will explode his head. Between you and me, Mark is a great man. He’s the most generous, kind, and loyal guy I know. This will make for a wonderful father. You’re a very blessed girl.

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They say it’s ideal if you have 5 adults other than your parents to walk with you through life. You already have two sets of awesome grandparents, great grandparents, two uncles and aunts, a whole church, lots of friends, and I’m worth at least 2.5 …so you should be good to go! I can’t speak for everyone, but I think we all want you to know that Jesus loves you very much. He loves you more than we ever could and His love will help you grow up brave, kind, and good.

Welcome to the family! There is no getting out now!

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23 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Nancy Hunt says:

    Congrats to your entire family!

  2. Kathy says:

    Well said Cindy! Loved it! Grandma Kathy

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      Yay! (Sorry about the old thing…I didn’t really mean it:) Thanks for taking it in stride. My dad is probably going to kill me:) Congrats to you!

  3. Jen Wheeler says:

    So sweet! You’re going to love being an aunt! Congrats!

  4. Heather says:

    Aww, congrats on being an aunt Cindy!!!! She’s going to have SO much fun with you as her aunt!!

  5. chandra tryon says:

    Oh Cindy,This Is The Best! My Mom Said To Be Sure You Teach Her About Faith & Jesus Is On Her Little Fingers So She Can Pray To God!

  6. Carol Greene says:

    Hannah is so loved already and will learn from all of us about Jesus! Congratulations Aunt Cindy

  7. Alice says:

    I know you will make her laugh & giggle as the two of you (and Aunt Jenni) teach her to play !!!

  8. PATTY HOLZHAUER says:

    OH HANNAH, YOU HAVE SO MUCH FUN AHEAD OF YOU. FIRST YOU WILL LEARN HOW MUCH JESUS LOVES. GRANDPA MIKE WILL TEACH YOU TO JUMP OFF LOGS, GRANDMA ALICE AND GRANDAMA KATHY ARTS AND CRAFTS. GRANDPA KOVAC WILL DANCE WITH YOU. BUT MOST OF ALL MOM AND DAD WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. WELCOME SWEET BABY GIRL

  9. CR says:

    This was an adorable post. I set off the alarm too! XOXO

  10. Tom says:

    excellent Cindy.

  11. Mike Johnson says:

    Thanks for calling your grandparents too old. What is up with that ?!!!!

  12. melody says:

    I dont know how i missed this before. I love it so much and am trying to think of ways you to trick you into thinking i’m your long lost niece…. stay tuned. I will be very convincing.

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