Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1 in 7 Billion

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.


Marcie said...

Thank you Mike for your tribute on this beautiful day 11-1-11. We are very blessed and honored that you have devoted your post to all of us. Larry & Sarah will be great parents to Judah. And we will do our best to be the best grandparents we can possibly be as well. Love to all! <3 Aunt Marcie

Michael Mulligan said...

Aunt Marcie,

There is no doubt you will be outstanding grandparents. Larry and Sarah have been blessed with top-notch role models and they will be awesome parents. Enjoy your bundle of joy and don't forget to post some more pics.