190. A new Addition to the Family
I got out of school at 7 p.m.
didn't have anything to do, so I started
home. I lived an hour away from my
, so I got home at around 8 p.m.
I opened the door to go inside, I
my brother, my mom, and my brother's girlfriend
sitting down on the couch. My brother Jeff
sitting with his girlfriend Betty. I walked in
. I looked at my mom, who had tears
her eyes. It was very tense. I turned
Jeff. "She's pregnant!" Jeff said.
Jeff and his
started laughing and said, "Yes!" I started jumping
and down with joy. I always wanted to
an uncle. My first reaction was to start
, "It wasn't me! It wasn't me!" I started
that because my parents always thought I was
to be the first one to give them
grandchild. They certainly didn't think Jeff was going
do it. I gave them each a hug,
I wished them luck.
After eight and a
months had passed, Betty gave birth to a
baby boy. My family and I were as
as it could be. They named the baby
. Mark was the name of my father, who
away a year ago. My brother said that
looked like my dad, so he decided to
him the name in honor of my dad.
all gathered at the hospital and started laughing,
. We each took turns carrying the baby. It
the happiest moment in our family's history. We
wished that my father would have been a
of it. Jeff looked at baby Mark. He
me that my father's spirit was here. He
always be there to look over and take
of Mark. I smiled and gave him a