JOY JOY JOY - LET ME PRESENT Jayden Mark Savage, who in keeping the family tradition of his father (my son Joe being born on Easter), was born on today at 1:44 pm on Valentine's Day. I was getting a little grumpy because none of the other family members who were there called me with updates other than once in the past 24 hours... - and I worried myself silly not knowing what was happening so very far away. I have only received this picture via my cell phone - haven't even spoken to anyone yet... sheesh. But all is well - I'll hear the gory details later - for now it is enough to know that the boy is here, Mom and Dad survived the ordeal as well, and Happy Valentines Day! Isn't life such a fabulous miracle?
"The first and direst of all disasters."
~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
I don't necessarily agree in part or at all with Ambrose's definition.
As I write this, my Son Joe and his sweet Wife Elli are having their first baby. They are at the hospital in Reno, NV - a mere 2315 miles away from me as I pace the floor out here in Florida. Will little Jayden Mark Savage be born on Valentine's Day? Or will he pop out tonight... nobody knows. (He wasn't due until Feb 26th). So who's sleeping tonight anyway? :D
UPDATE: FEBRUARY 14, 5:30am EST. No word, no word, no word. I'm going nuts. It is only a few hours into the new day in Reno, but surely it seems like forever. No news is good news, right? A small Valentine is surely on its way.