Friday, March 24, 2006
Dad, He's Here
The phone rang. It was the call I was expecting from Chris, my oldest son. "Dad, he's here, " he said.
And just like that I'm a grandfather. Chris and his wife Maureen had their first born son, Gabriel, born March 24th, 2006 at 3:57 PM in Phoenix, Arizona. Gabriel is a big boy and measured in at 8 pounds 15 ounces and 20 1/2 inches.
It is amazing to me how technology has changed how we experience a life being born. Not long ago no one would know the sex of the expected child. The father in the waiting room ready with cigars to pass around.
Today with ultra sound and other technological advances we knew a lot about Gabriel even before he was born.
And so it was. Chris' call with the simple words, "Dad, he's here" brought it home to me. The miracle of life.
From the heart