Welcome to the World, Marcos John Madden

Of course, you all know by now that Marcos was born last night, 9/15/08, at 9:34 PM. He weighed 7 lb. 12 oz. and is 20 in. long. You may not know, yet, that we’ve chosen the middle name “John,” which is an English version of a good Hebrew name, meaning “God is gracious.” Indeed he is. Perhaps it is fitting that had Marcos been a girl, he would have been named Mary Grace. I am fascinated by the very idea of grace. I think I will have to write about it.

You may also not yet know that at the exact moment of Marcos’s birth, the heavens were opened and the angels played the Notre Dame fight song. In the end, the miracle coule be explained—it was the doctor’s cell phone ring—but I think the event is none the less miraculous. It would have been miraculous without the fight song, of course.

We shall post pictures soon. We love you all,

PC, Karina, the kids

PatrickEvents09/16/08 1 comments


Dad • 09/16/08 10:54 PM:

Congratulations! (Pronounced in our special way.) Even in the low resolution phone picture you sent, Marcos is beautiful. Give him our love.

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