I'm beyond thrilled to introduce Eleanor (Ellie) Carol Costlow. Eleanor arrived on May 8. Big sister (Madeline) is SO excited and proud. She has been helping out so much as each day has become busier.
The second time around was a bit easier for my wife and I to digest. No worries on how to change a diaper, what to do when she cries, or confusion with the umbilical cord. Nerves were much calmer, the mood light, and just thinking about the absolute miracle of childbirth. We even caught a couple movies at the hospital.
We are enjoying each day and look forward to continually nurturing and sharing in many adventures with our children. I can certainly say so many melodies are running through my mind these days. I'll have my daughters critique the tunes before releasing my next album. :)
"I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
A simple but powerful statement. In line with Lincoln's thoughts, I'm concerned on how I influence my family and how they will influence others. A daily challenge of putting other people first, being a good example and making positive choices. I'm so thankful for my children. Parenthood has greatly amplified my personal mission and goals. Parent or not, children should be a great inspiration to all adults. As it has been said many times before, children are our future here on Earth.