Sunday, May 26, 2013

Our Son

We were blessed with a baby boy in the early hours of last Sunday. The Wife, The Daughter and I are as blissed out as can be about the new addition to the family.

Our son! My son! I'm as happy as can be. May your 8 pounds 5 ounces lead you onwards and upwards.

I plan to spend as much quality time with my family as I can. All the observations I've made in the past about the effect of parenthood on one's published output now apply doubly. In this instance however, I have a few pieces lined up that will be published automatically in the next few months as this blog will run on autopilot.

There is much deliberation in the mores of Akyem-Swedru, Accra and Aburi about the naming of children and a certain logic that is often followed (lineage, day names, special names and so forth). Still I am minded of the weight of all of those additional names, those shadow names, that may not appear on one's birth certificate but that still apply to you. Even at my age, I am still learning about names bestowed on me. There is power in naming and I wonder what names others will emphasize for our son. I look forward to his outdooring and to marking all the ceremonies that are to come in his life.

Welcome my son. I love you.

Soundtrack for this note

I'll add the following playlist to augment my previous take on parenthood. The theme is joy. (Listen here).

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Kwasi said...

Congratulations! I wish you the best for you and yours man.

Kwasi said...

Congratulations! I wish you the best for you and yours man.

suitablegirl said...

Felicitations on your elation (and thank you for the playlist!).

cybermetoo said...

Big congratulations on your blessings to the whole family. Hooray! Sending all our love (^_^) from all of us to all of you.

cybermetoo said...

All of us are wishing all of you our hearty best wishes on all the blessings showering your new family. So very happy for all of you (^_^)

Bob Haugen said...

> Felicitations on your elation

Wow! What a great way to say it!

Me too.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your family!

amankwah said...

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