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Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Miracle of Life

Anyone who participated in Book 'Em North Carolina this year or who is registered for next year's event has come in contact with Katie Huneycutt. I first met Katie when she was a librarian in the Columbus County Public Library system. I was thrilled when she was selected as the Youth Services Librarian for Robeson County Public Library. Katie loves children and when she told me she and her husband James were expecting their first child, my first thought was "That is one lucky child!"

When a child comes into this world, his or her entire life is laid before them as a clean, white slate. Baby Huneycutt will be surrounded by love and adoration, rocked and cuddled and kissed. Katie and James will rediscover our world through the eyes of a child's wonderment and curiosity of all that surrounds us. Things that are taken for granted by all of us will take on new and beautiful proportions when seen through a child's eyes.

Along the way, Baby Huneycutt will discover his or her own unique talents - whether it's to be a love of music, of sports, of the great outdoors, of reading, of history... There are millions of possibilities as he or she finds her way through life, exploring and trying a hand at different talents, different venues and different paths.

The time will pass by too fast and Baby Huneycutt will move from diapers to "big clothes" and all too quickly it will be time to start school. And along the way, he or she will decide where their special place will be in this very special world of ours. Work, volunteerism, hobbies and friends will all fall into place.

I wish for Baby Huneycutt and parents Katie and James, every beautiful experience they could possibly have. I wish for them a lifetime of love, of miracles, of beauty... and most of all, a lifetime of precious memories.

Please help me congratulate Katie and James today by leaving a comment below. And please visit Book 'Em North Carolina's blogspot, where others are joining in on the celebration with their own posts and comments.

Katie and James, from the bottom of my heart: Congratulations!