Some family news:
I became an uncle again yesterday. My younger sister, Kristy, gave birth to a daughter at 11:31 a.m. The name of my first niece is Mariah Paige. She weighed in at 5 pounds, 6.5 ounces.
The new arrival makes a brother out of Kristy's son, Ethan John, age 5. Ethan and I have talked about what it means to be a "big brother."
And, Mariah Paige will be a new cousin to Aiden Joseph.
Welcome to the party, Mariah Paige! May the Holy Spirit always be your guide.
An aside: I don't think my sister knows this but there's an old Broadway tune evoking the name she's given to her newborn. Here's one version of that song:
And, a more traditional version: