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No, I am not going to throwback to yesterday and talk about the Cubs World Series victory. My Throwback Thursday posts are always going to be something much more personal. Don’t get me wrong, since that last out, it’s still too surreal and while it will be memorable, its nothing compared to April 14th, 2014, the most extraordinary day.

the most extraordinary day

Our Evie

A flood of emotions hit me last night, mostly memories of family and what we have endured over the years watching that baseball team. While it is only a baseball game, it sparked a powerful emotion. It made me think about the day Evie was born. I can’t explain why I was taken back to that day. Perhaps the start of a new world for the Cubs reminds me of the time a new world began for me.

Time Seemed to Stop

When I walked into that OR and saw the nurse cleaning Evie, I think the world stopped spinning. It was as if I walked into a singularity. As I was approaching that tiny person that I helped create, it was a far more surreal experience than a thousand World Series victories. There is nothing in this world more miraculous than creating another human being. I remember experiencing a cocktail of emotions that day. Pure joy, awe, fear, phantasmagoria (i.e. it felt like something out of a dream). I can often find the words to describe an experience, however, to this day, I am still rendered speechless.

Thus ends, what is probably, my most heartfelt and passionate blog post to date. I don’t really like to open myself up this much, especially on my blog. It leaves me feeling rather vulnerable, but as happy as I felt last night, it wasn’t the happiest I have ever been. Perhaps that’s why I was taken back to April 14th; the day our family grew by one. The day our world began anew.


TBT is one of those crazy Facebook trends. It stands for “ThrowBack Thursday” and often times people post pictures. I know the old adage “A picture is worth 1,000 words” but most of the time the pictures I want to post have a great story behind them. In my traditional nerdy fashion, instead of just a picture I want to provide a blog post for my TBT moments to share those great stories. I will not share stories in which the context will embarrass or incriminate myself or my friends and family.

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