Thursday, October 16, 2008

Welcome JAX!

Congratulations to new parents Jamie and Robby, who welcomed Jax into this world yesterday at 8:14 PM (5 lbs 12 oz & 19 inches long). Robby is probably figuring out his new son's sports schedule as I type this. Jax is so lucky to have such caring, funny, good-natured, hard-working, loving and strong parents like them. Jax is going to be a handsome one, probably athletic, definitely a big eater, and if he takes after his mom he's gonna be uber-competitive (scrabble players beware). Many blessings and good health to Jax and family.

It's beautiful to have known someone since you were a kid, in braces with bad hair, and grow with them into adulthood, being a part of their lives as they become parents (when it seemed like just yesterday that we ourselves were naive kids).

It's difficult to be physically so far away from loved ones during special moments like this. If we were there with them now, we'd be oooohing and aaaahing and goo-goo-ga-ga-ing in our most annoying baby voice adults make when we are smitten in the presence of babies. (Coincidentally, my co-worker told me today that the main character's name in her book is Jax).