Thursday, June 24, 2010

New Arrivals: A Time for Feeling and Family Pride

I hadn't thought that this sort of blog would be the place for celebrating personal events at first.  "Who wants to read about my family life?" I thought, "Business is business.  Keep things separate."

Well, then I realized this is the 21st Century, and what I was thinking was a bunch of hooey.  There is too much of making business impersonal.  That's part of what's pointed us toward the problems we have right now in our economy--too little personal investment and accountability.

So I decided I should share some personal news that really rocked my world yesterday.  My new nephew was born.

Now, people are born all the time.  Millions of them every day.  And my nephew is really no different.  But at the same time, I think it's the little things that tend to get lost in our lives today.  In that frantic race to be "successful", we forget that life is a great journey and we have to actually truly stop and spend the time to appreciate things, not just pull into a pit stop and practice our efficiency at absorbing stimuli and dishing out  well wishes.  Really taking the time to feel something, to ponder something, to wrap your head around a concept...  Well, that's rare.

Why bother to actually experience something when wikipedia can give us the bullet points, right?  No time!  Gotta keep moving!!

Well, no.  Not so much for me.  I am officially taking my car out of the race, and leaving the race track for the rest of the world--there's a lot more to do and see than a tiny loop of asphalt.  And part of making time for appreciation is celebrating.

So here he is:  please welcome Donovan Anthony Seiling, 7lbs 12oz, 21 1/4" long.  Born to my sister, Dawnelle and her husband Tony, I'm personally calling him Donny for now because he was named after my father (his grandfather) Donovan.  Now, if you're counting, that's Donovan #1, Dawn (his mother), and Donovan #2.  And then there's Tony his daddy.  So it makes sense to call him Donny.  It rhymes with his daddy's name and cuts down on confusion, right?

At least that's my logic.

I 'm tickled pink that my partner and I are going to try to make it back to Missouri (where the rest of my family lives) from San Diego this Thanksgiving or Christmas--it's been about 3 years since I've seen my family, and Donny will be a nice addition.  All three of my sisters have gotten married, I have new nieces and nephews I haven't seen, and it's just plain time.

So until next time, Live Life with Relish!!  Please.  Because life is too short.  


  1. Welcome to this beautiful world Donny.

  2. Thanks, Jane! I'll tell my sister that even people in Singapore know about his arrival! She'll be delighted!! : )


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