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Happy Birthday, Law N’ Order Man

We drove to the hospital the night of December 2nd – it was a very cold clear night, and it seemed we could see every star in the sky, bright, twinkling, as excited as we were about the coming of this child. We were such kids, and we thought we were all grown up.

You, dear son, you taught us what being grown-up was all about. We thought we were ready for parenthood. We didn’t have a clue.

You were such a pretty baby, born early that cold cold morning in the hospital by the Chesapeake Bay. So pink and delicate we could see your veins through your skin.

We still marvel at you. After all these years, we still thank God for sending you to us, and we wonder at God’s mercy and sense of humor. You taught us everything we know about being good parents.

Oh! The fun we had! You were so funny, and so serious. We are so eager to see you, and your lovely bride.

And son, we are so proud of you. Happy Birthday, dear one, and thank you for being our son.

December 3, 2006 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Family Issues, Marriage, Relationships


  1. Haooy b-day Intlxpatr’s son !! πŸ™‚

    Comment by 1001 Nights | December 3, 2006 | Reply

  2. This post made me teary. What a lucky son. πŸ™‚

    Comment by Stinni | December 3, 2006 | Reply

  3. btw, you need to tell us your firstborn son’s first name so we can Kuwaitize you a bit and call you Um Law-&-Order Man. πŸ™‚

    Comment by 1001 Nights | December 4, 2006 | Reply

  4. Happy Birthday to him πŸ™‚

    Comment by Elijah | December 4, 2006 | Reply

  5. Thank you, thank you for your good wishes. They love the Gulf, as we do, and are excited about coming soon. As for the Um . . . ummmmmmmm. πŸ˜‰ We are thinking of Umi and Abi for our grandparent names, although I rather like Jedi, sort of like the Jedi in Star Wars!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 4, 2006 | Reply

  6. SO…wait , you wanna be called Um Jedi? The mother of the Jedi. That’s powerful.

    Comment by 1001 Nights | December 5, 2006 | Reply

  7. Ooooh, yeh! I like that! Zin, I DO like that! So that makes my husband Abu Jedi?

    Do you remember who the Commander of the rebel forces was in the first Star Wars movie?

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 5, 2006 | Reply

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