I've come across so many blogs from a mother's perspective but I could never relate. Well, not in that sense, anyways.
I am childless. I've never had children and as of yet, God has not opened my womb. I am not a mother in the traditional sense and I can't say that I've ever experienced the "real deal". Yet, God has let me experience motherhood from a different perspective. I am a aunt to many nieces and nephews and one great niece.
He has allowed me to experience the delivery of one niece (and I will have to give all you mothers an applause because it hurt just watching) and been able to pray with my other niece as she gave birth to my great niece. I have endured the teenage, rebellious years only to gain a few grey hairs. I have enjoyed my share of dirty diapers and the projectile vomit that left my car with a stench that lasted for weeks. I even got to attend the mother/son dance with my nephew where we did the Soul Train line. There was also a season when God allowed me teach my Angel in Sunday school.
Over the years I have seen each one develop their own personality. I have built bonds with them that will last a lifetime. Yet, out of all of them, Angel and I have a unique bond. She is the daughter I never had. It's special. We can sit and talk outside for hours but what I really enjoy, is the sincerity of love from her.
I am her Auntie Jen and she is my sweet, sweet Angel. And the blog Auntie Jen are just collaborations of our times together.