There’s a new hyphenated life in the making: daughter and son-in-law Anne and Sean Edison-Albright are expecting a baby (lovingly nicknamed Scooter) in mid-October. Yesterday, at their 20-week doctor’s appointment, an ultrasound revealed a healthy baby with all the right baby parts, and it revealed the baby’s sex.
I pause now for an encouraging word. Helping a child grow up free is an awesome job for parents and the “village” surrounding the family. It’s a complicated dance to navigate tradition, norms, expectations and limitations and to help the child you love grow into all that God intends.
Thirty years after our debut as parents, Annie and Sean will find some “Growing Up Free” dance steps easier and some more complicated. They’ll do their best and that’s darn good. “Scooter” is already surrounded by a very large and loving village–Albrights, Edisons, Swifts, Redeemer Lutheran, St. Luke’s Lutheran, friends, friends and more friends.
If you wonder if “Scooter” will be our granddaughter or grandson, visit Annie and Sean’s baby blog, Like We Invented It. You can always find the links to their latest posts on the right-hand side of this blog.
Shown here, “Scooter’s” 20-Week picture. Awesome.
P.S. Some of you may be stopping by the blog for details of other good news, soon to be revealed. Don’t worry, all is well.
—Sue Edison-Swift (6/1/2011)