Dominic James

Even though he lives in Texas, he still roots for the good guys in Boston

Even though he lives in Texas, he still roots for the good guys in Boston

Tomorrow morning, while the rest of Essex sleeps, TSA at Burlington Airport will be frisking me before my 5 a.m. flight to San Antonio, TX.

Why San Antonio, you ask? It won’t be just to escape this crazy weather (seriously, is it spring or isn’t it, Vermont?) and it’s not to visit the Alamo (Never Forget!).

No, something more important spurred my spontaneous jet setting: my brand new nephew.

My older sister, Melissa, lives in San Antonio with her husband, James. Last month — on February 4 — she gave birth to her first child and named him Dominic James Garza.

I know Melissa as my sister and I’ve seen her play many other roles:

  • daughter
  • co-worker
  • student
  • soldier
  • wife
  • friend
  • even foster mom to a litter of dogs

But I’ve never seen her play the role of Mom — not yet.

As for Dominic — the newest part of my life — I can’t wait to meet him!

In this week’s issue of The Essex Reporter, there’s a buzz over new babies. Check out our New Baby special section. And make sure to send us all your birth announcements and pictures of your wee ones.

— Auntie Susan