Welcome to the world, Amelia Marie McCarthy.
You have come into a family with two wonderful parents who will nurture and protect you along with a sister who will be there for you when you need it, even if you fight like cats and dogs sometimes.
You have come into a family with grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins and dear friends who will find joy in every moment they spend with you.
You have come into a world filled with wonder and inspiration, where you'll be able to find out about things likes Narnia and Harry Potter, Big Bird and Kermit, Mozart and Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Madonna (OK, your mom will make you listen to that last one), Beavertail Light and Fenway Park (I'll have to bring you there when your dad isn't looking), and see them with fresh eyes and make them new for us again at the same time.
You have come into a world that, despite the challenges ahead, has the potential to be an even better place for you that is has been for us.
Welcome to the world, dear little niece. I can't wait to meet you in person.