Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Newest Member of the Sellers Family

My niece and sister-in-law
My brother sent out the news today — I am an aunt again!  My new niece is named Miriam Myra.  Miriam is for Moses and Aaron's sister from the Bible; Myra is for her paternal grandmother.  She weighed exactly the same at birth as her older brother did:  6 pounds, 10 ounces.  When Miriam is old enough to understand, I look forward to telling her that her birthday, the first day of February, was also one of her grandmother's plays on words:  the "oneth" of the month.

I hope she will enjoy music and dancing, as her namesake did:  "And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women followed after her with tambourines and with dancing" (Exodus 15:20).


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