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"Crazy little thing called love"

soccerfreaks's picture
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(Queen reference -- can't believe I did this... I always thought they were covering)

I find it extraordinary that our love transcends generations, transcends experience, transcends connections, that we can love so strongly people who are tied to us not so much by society or personal history but by genes.

I find it not so extraordinary that in the hours of my daughter's recent labor, my daughter was my first concern.

Once the baby was born, once Patrick Ry came into the world, he became real. Before then, if he was real, and he was, he was not as real as Erin.

To me.

That may be a horrendous truth to reveal to some people, even to Erin, now that I think about it, but it's the truth nonetheless. As the thing got dicey, I was more worried for her than I was for the soon-to-be Patrick Ry. That's just the way it was.

Now that he is here, however, he has sincerely joined the growing list of folks whose injury or demise would be devastating to me.

I probably think too much. I've been accused of that.

RE's picture
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I cannot say it enough because a new little life is such a tremendous blessing so Congratulations my friend.


PhillieG's picture
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I can totally understand how you felt.
I know when my wife was in labor with our sons my main concern was always with her.

Congrats to you, Erin and the rest of your family on the birth of Patrick Ry!

In the words of Robert Zimmerman...

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young...

I've never been accused of thinking too much

Hondo's picture
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The value of a life and what it means is beyond comparing to anything, and there is nothing like the joy of grandchildren

Take care

Marcia527's picture
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Congratulations! I don't have grandkids but know they are much more fun than your own children because you get to spoil them and leave the discipline to the parents. :>)
Kids are what keeps you young.

dixiegirl's picture
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Joined: Apr 2006

Are you kidding me??? LOL

How you doing these days Joe? Haven't heard from you lately, but I admit I haven't initiated much contact, but intend to do better.

Hope both kids are doing great and your concern for Erin is awesome...always will be.

Talk to you soon!


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