Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Good Excuse...

Well I won't make my post count goal this month (unless inspiration sets my mind afire).

But, I have a good reason.  A beautiful reason.

Eight days ago, on Friday the 13th at 3:28am (in room 1313) my wife, gave birth to a beautiful 7 pound, 9 ounce girl, we've named Sophie.

She was face up, like one of her older sisters and after a few days in the NICU, everyone is home and safe.

So at the age of 41, I'm now a father of four ranging from 24 to 8 days old.  And I couldn't be happier.

Yeah, we planned this, and yes, we're crazy.

I cannot thank God enough for the blessings in my life.

My oldest, is my step-daughter and while I think of her as my own, she was 8 when she came into my life.  And as much as I'd like to say that I was ready for a baby when my son was born, I was an immature 28 year old and made way too many mistakes.  Our next daughter was born 3 years later, she was a surprise...a pleasant one, and again I wasn't as mature as I should've been.  It took me time to really understand how much I love being a Dad.

In fact, I've come to understand it is what I love most in life.

I hope Sophia gets the benefit of that change and I can't explain the joy of having all of us together.

Gaming is on hold, and at the moment I'm not sure how long that will be...as long as it needs is the answer that spring to mind.  But I have a fairly unique feature to my work schedule that let's me fit in games while running Magic Tournaments three nights a week.

God Bless and Happy Holidays!

PS - Merry Christmas!!
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