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Friday, July 25, 2014

Introducing Noah

Yesterday, a dank and chilly Dunedin winter evening with the wind starting to pick up, the car stalled in the rush hour traffic, and the call came from my son in Melbourne: "Its a boy!  Noah!" So this is a moment when I simply share my happiness, joy and delight in a new grandchild and the first who will carry the family name.

I contemplate the photo of this new born - only hours old - and feel moved, awed, at the mystery of life and the promise it holds.  I am amused to find myself grateful that the family name continues (surely that is a small thing against health and life) but grateful I am nonetheless.  What a load those wee shoulders have to carry already!

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