Isaac and Emma,
You two were born on the anniversary of the catalyst that started our own little baby boom. It seemed this day in 2001 brought things into focus for us and our friends. We knew a few people with kids but most in our circle hadn’t thought about really settling down yet. Since that cataclysmic day, eighteen families near and dear to us decided to have babies. I don’t think it was coincidence. Couples who vehemently proclaimed they were never having children announced their proud expectant news to us at parties. It seemed every one we knew had restructured priorities and longed for children. A new paradigm was born on that day and so were you. We looked inward and saw our own mortality and we began to looking outward into the world and we saw sanguinity and promise and passion. So here’s to September 11th – the day that eighteen families found hope and decided to grow. Happy Birthday Kids, I hope it's all you expected life to be and then some!
Isaac is 3 today and Emma is 1