Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mariah Paige

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:

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