"Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of."


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A few phone calls in the wee hours of this morning, some rather dark circles (no, it's not eyeshadow, my wife had a fit the last time I borrowed hers) and the strangest sensation of joy later...... ......and I'm an uncle! So to little Joshua Francois Christian, I'm sure it's not quite how you expected it to look, but if you just give it a chance, you'll find that looks can be deceiving. "Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five." - Groucho Marx "Children ask better questions than adults. "May I have a cookie?", "Why is the sky blue?" and "What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than, "Where's your mauscript?", "Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer?"." - Fran Lebowitz "You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams." - Kahlil Gibran Update 9/4/2005. Here he is in all his new born glory........ Joshua

I request a chorus of "Ahhhhhhhhh.......oooooohhhhh......."

Thank you.


9 Responses to “"Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of."”

  1. Blogger Luke 

    Congratulations again UNKLE!
    Totally groovy and beautiful quotations to mark the occasion. :)

  2. Blogger the wheel 

    Congratulations!

  3. Blogger jenn see 

    waiting for a good friend to have her first, any minute now...
    strange exhilarating & eeek-y kinda feelings, no?

    have fun. uncles rock.

  4. Blogger anne 

    Yay! Félicitations ! To the uncle & aunt and to the proud parents obviously.

  5. Blogger LiVEwiRe 

    Congrats, Uncle =) That is one of the best kinds of phone calls you can get... enjoy every moment. Oh, and don't be the uncle that always says, "pull my finger"....

  6. Blogger LiVEwiRe 

    Thanks for the update pic! And he is absolutely adorable... I could just squeeze him =)

  7. Blogger Nome 

    Ahhhhhhh....oooooooohh!

    What a cutie.

    Congrats.

  8. Blogger anne 

    He's gorgeous: Ooooh Aaaah tenfold.

  9. Blogger Luke 

    Goes all stoopid and stuff ..
    he's completely perfect!

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