My niece Laura just gave birth to a baby boy, her first, Benjamin Myssy. What a thrill for her and her husband Dominic. They live in Sydney Australia so young Ben is the first Aussie in the family.
My brother is thrilled and seems ready to plan the rest of this young fellows life. As a sign of their special connection Laura had the baby on my brother's birthday. For many years they may celebrate it together.
Laura is the oldest of my Brother and his wife, Carol's three girls. Lovely young women the are. Nice people who have accomplished much in their lives. Laura is qualified as a lawyer in North Carolina and now has qualified as a lawyer, or is it barrister, in Australia, where she and Dominic now live. The other two girls, Heather and Andrea and still in school working to earn doctorates. No indication yet when they might add some new family members.
Laura and Dominic will be wonderful accomplished parents I am sure. Life has now taken on more meaning for them both. Congratulations!
Perhaps, if Ben is lucky he will learn Arabic as well as English growing up. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Lebanon. At least some members of the family speak Arabic for he has an aunt who is an Arabic broadcaster. How rich his life will be with this wonderful second language.
Laura isn't the only one to deliver offspring. Mother Cat gave birth to a littler of five, four of them are orange cats. My other three cats from a previous litter also have orange in their coats. I am not sure where this colour is coming from, Life is full of surprises.