Last Thursday night (July 12, 2012) at just a little after 10 o’clock, a beautiful new child named James Drake Connally was born. He is the second child of Patrick and Kim, my eldest son and his wife. I was there at Kim’s left side and watched Drake’s birth. What an amazing thing this is–the entry into life of a new soul contained in a tiny, wet, wriggling body.
With Drake’s arrival, my granddaughter Aydan became a big sister. I think that for a long time to come she will be discovering what this means, to share her world and her
parents with this new little interloper . . . But Aydan has had tenderness and affection built into her from the very beginning. When she met her little brother, her happy, loving nature immediately spilled over: “Baby Drake!” she exclaimed, nose-to-nose with him. “My baby Drake! He likes me!”
So our family welcomes another grandchild–this is our third in 28 months–and we rejoice in the beginning of a precious life, bound miraculously to all of our lives.