Wednesday, April 29, 2009


As spring finally arrives, we are surrounded by the signs of new life. Warmer weather, buds on the trees and green grass growing fast.

On the day Henry died, my niece was born. My brother's 4th child, Eliza. A gift to let us know that life goes on, that in the midst of great pain there can be great joy. A happy commemoration to be recalled annually that will forever help to salve the sorrow of that day.

Today is Tara's birthday. We anticipate another life entering the world this day. Her sister's new baby boy is to be coaxed out today, a dozen days overdue, and while Molly may have really appreciated an earlier arrival, we couldn't be happier with the coincidence. A perfect gift from one sister to another in the wake of our tragedy. To make it even more perfect, they will name their child Keating, a tribute to Henry and a great and humbling honor for us.

Best wishes and all our love to Molly, Josh, Charley and baby Keating.


rlbates said...

Happy Birthday to Tara and the wee ones.

Anonymous said...

I hope that by now baby Keating has arrived in this world safe and sound. Coincidence - hmmmm, sounds like the way it was meant to be. Happy Birthday Tara!

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tara...I hope you were able to find some small measure of happiness in your day.

Anonymous said...

welcome to the world Keating.
the krause house