The U.N. forecast our world population would hit 7 billion by October 31, 2011. I'm a numbers guy and I wondered who in the world would be that 7 billionth baby. A little surprise showed up on my Facebook message box from my mother's sister, Marcie. She was announcing the birth of her first grandchild, Judah...born at 1am on 11-1-11. What are the odds of that? Welcome to the planet, little buddy. Your arrival on All Souls Day is a special tribute to your cousin who got called up to Heaven while still inside the womb. May you be blessed with more siblings and cousins in the future as I have been in my life. And may your family remember the tribute you paid your older cousin by arriving at such a special time on a day when we remember the souls who have departed.
To my Aunt Marcie and Uncle Mike, I just
wanted to say congratulations on your upgraded status as grandparents. This fresh arrival is a new chapter to add to the four seasons of your lives
together. It is such a blessing to be connected to your family and I
look forward to the joys all your grandchildren will bring you, in
Heaven and on earth.