Two beloved teachers welcome little future Falcons. This is the season of girls this fall, as two CB teachers have added new additions to their families. Head Athletic Trainer Mrs. Darci Calista and her husband Josh Calista, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Emily Ray Calista, while freshmen religion teacher Mrs. Mary Alice Spinelli and her husband, […]
Two beloved teachers welcome little future Falcons.
This is the season of girls this fall, as two CB teachers have added new additions to their families. Head Athletic Trainer Mrs. Darci Calista and her husband Josh Calista, welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Emily Ray Calista, while freshmen religion teacher Mrs. Mary Alice Spinelli and her husband, Mark Spinelli, have embraced the adorable Christina Jillian Spinelli.
These women are beloved teachers here at Christian Brothers and we are glad to congratulate them on their gorgeous daughters. The mothers and their babies are doing fine as they learn to adapt to their new lifestyles.
Emily Ray weighed in at 9lbs, 5oz, and 22in. She is doing well and her proud mother notes that she has finally slept for a full seven hours. Emily loves long walks, car rides, and being held and she has just started smiling.
“The best thing is when I’m holding her and she looks at me like I am her whole world,” Mrs. Calista says. “It’s an amazing feeling to know that my husband and I made this little miracle.”
Christina Jillian Spinelli was born September 2nd weighing in at 6lbs, 9oz, and 19.5in. She is well and growing bigger and cuter every day. Christina is already displaying adorable traits. She loves to cuddle and bury her head into her parents’ neck. Surprisingly her mother says she also has a stubborn side.
Mrs. Spinelli loves being a teacher and it is great because now she is able to teach her daughter.
“I have the opportunity to introduce her to the world. I get to show her the moon for the first time. The other night I showed her lightning for the first time,” she says. “That is cool because when I do that it’s like I am seeing lightning for the first time too.”
At times it is difficult parenting newborns. Mrs. Calista says, “it’s hard when I want to sit down and eat a meal with both hands, or enjoy a morning cup of coffee”
“It’s all about [Emily], and that’s okay — I love her and we would do anything for her.”
Mrs. Spinelli added that the worst part for her is the lack of sleep. However, no matter how difficult their lives can get these mothers absolutely adore their daughters.
Both teachers will be returning to school soon. They imagine it will be hard being away from their children, but teaching is their vocation, just as much as they were called to be parents.
“Being a teacher will help me be a better mother and being a mother will help be a better teacher,” Mrs. Spinelli says. “I just have to learn how.”
When asked if their daughters will be attending CB, they both answered with an emphatic yes.
“Absolutely! We can’t imagine her going anywhere else,” Mrs. Calista says.
Little Christina has even already experienced a hallowed CB tradition.
“She has already gone to her first Holy Bowl,” exclaimed Mrs. Spinelli. “She loved every minute of it!”
What great additions to the Christian Brothers community. Best wishes to the new parents and their new stunning daughters!