I am happy to let you know that I am alive and well and finally ready to announce to you the "project" that I have been working on for much of this past year: a beautiful baby boy, the newest addition to our family tree!
Needless to say he takes up much of my time (day and night) and energy (how needy we are when we begin life in this world!), but I am loving every moment of my time with him during his soon-to-be-fleeting babyhood, as is the rest of the family. We are in awe of him as we watch him develop day by day. In fact, we are constantly studying him to see if we can discover who he most resembles and whose personality he might take after.With my interest in family history, my wondering goes even further back than the immediate generations previous. Along these lines, I enjoyed reading this poem written by Lucy Maud Montgomery about the mystery of the birthright given to the newborn baby by all of the family members who lived before him:
As I've written before,
light to the house,
warmth to the hearth,
and joy to the soul,
for wealth is family,
family is wealth.
Thanks to my regular readers that have been checking here and there to see whether or not I had emerged from hiding. I'm not sure when I will get back up to my previous level of activity in the blogosphere, but it will only be a matter of time, I'm sure. After all, now I have another member of the family to which I must pass on all of the wonderful family history that we share!