My wife and I have been waiting for this day with great anticipation. We invited our respective parents and my former missionary grandmother (92 years old) over to the house on a beautiful San Clemente day for lunch. The purpose was to announce that the child my wife is carrying is a Girl and that we plan on naming her Catherine.
The house was decorated with boy and girl baby items with pink, blue and white balloons. We gave each guest a gift: a book, puzzle or toy for the family member to play with Catherine with upon her arrival. For each of our mothers, we had purchased a book a child could teethe on with pages to insert family photos. We had for each family a nice collection of photos for them to share with Catherine. The second photo was a picture of my wife and I in Catalina that had the family tree of both sides going back to the the Great Grandparents and showing Catherine as the child to be.
It was exciting to see their faces as they figured out that God is giving us a little angel. We pray good health and God's care upon our little Catherine as she enters her 20th week of pregnancy. I know my wife will be a terrific mother, and with Providence's grace, I hope to be a good father.
I am a proud and happy man today. July 28th is the due date. I look forward to seeing our Catherine and holding her close and telling her that she is very loved indeed.