For many years we have all teased my sister about having another child. She almost always said no. Sometimes even laughed in our faces. To her credit, she accepted responsibility when she had my niece at a young age and those early years were not easy. As the years went on, the persistence of family and prayer, her heart began to soften.
On Monday January 31, 2011, My sweet niece Gabrielle Jackson was born via C-section. It was a long time coming. It had been almost seventeen years since my niece Ericka was born. The birthing process wasn't the easiest for my sister. A C-section is surgery and is nothing to take lightly. On Saturday February 12, we packed up as a family to visit sweet Gabrielle for the first time and boy is she a cutie. Brings back memories of when mine were babies and I miss those days. Below are a few photos that were taken that day. I elected to take them in black and white because to me black and white photos are timeless.
Gabrielle and her maternal grandmother Mary
Mom and Gabbi
My niece Renae and Gabbi