First, I have to say thanks to everyone of you. I knew what the reaction was going to be before I posted. I know DC to be the most wonderful community on the planet. And among the many members, there are some truly great people who rise above the rest. You are those people who hold a tender place in my heart.
It was definetly the best Mother's Day surprize my wife could have received. We both love children, and well, like everyone said in the above posts, babies tug at your heart-strings. As for the question; "How cute is the baby gvoing to be?", if their parents are any indication, this child is going to be adorable. Each of my children drew oohs and ahhs from complete strangers. They were given gifts from complete strangers as we pushed their strollers through aisles. I couldn't believe at the time how they were fussed over. I thought they were the best looking babies on the planet, but chalked it up to me being a proud Daddy. And you know, Daddies are supposed to think that. Other people's reactions to each of my four children cemented that idea into my head. And the mother, well let's just say that she's a very attractive lady, not in the classic beauty way, but more in that wholesome, cute, and fit way. She's a very pretty young woman. My son not only picked a cute wife, but one who is extremely intelligent, and has a sound belief in God, and in the family. Her family is great and all of her siblings are attractive as well.
So, with the gene pool they have to choose from, I expect this baby to be one of a kind.
My son Troy, the father, has had girls chasing him since at least 2nd grade. In fact, his fifth-grade teacher gushed that she wished she was his age, and could grow up with him because he was so adorable. We thought that was a bit strange. But she was a good teacher, and harmless.
This child is going to be raised in the best possible circumstances, by two loving and intelligent parents, who are fitness crazy, and who enjoy so many healthy hobbies. They are bnoth very active in our Church and have sound moral beliefs to which they adhere to. And they have an extraordinary love for each other, and already for the baby. The only thing I'm worried about is that my son is even worse at lecturing than I am, and I was legendary, or so I'm told. But his wife has promissed to guide him. And she's good at it. She has him wrapped around her little finger. I can't even imagine how that baby is going to be able to do the same. I know that my kids did it to me.
Babies reafirm that all is not lost in the world. There is still hope. There are still good people, and their is still incomperable joy.
And now, there's a new child in the Flowers Family.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North