As I like to remind him, his was the L O N G E S T labor of all four of our children's births…..24-25 hours as I recall. But, I must say I have never held that against him! (I'm sure he is laughing as he reads this) Ah, yes, but it was all worth it….seriously.
When Jim returns to California in a week or so, he will be greeted by manyyyyyyyyyyyy wonderful gifts from home. AND, even more delightful will be the gifts specially picked out by his youngest nephew, Patrick, and youngest nieces, Ally and Meggan. They even hand wrapped them….and this gramma did not help them choose the gifts (at the dollar store, I might add) in any way. That's really part of the joy for me and them…and, of course, for Uncle Jim. I really enjoy sending him silly things, and I know it makes him smile.
So, Jim, SJ, we are so glad you were born! Enjoy all of your birthday season….wish we could share it with you!