Monday, August 4, 2008

The Arrival of Christopher Sterling Duflo - Part I

I write this as I am preparing to go to bed. When I wake up in the morning I will have a cup of coffee or two, shower, and Fettit and I will make our way to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital for the arrival of Christopher Sterling Duflo - the first male in my bloodline.

I was blessed to get a son and daughter from my ex-wife when I married, and my dreams came true two years later when I was given the gift of twin girls. Then. after a troubling and turbulent twenty-four years, Noelle Marie Duflo entered the world, and my life, and I felt instantly proud and chosen again.

The years between his mother (and Aunt’s) births were more than turbulent. They were devastating as I learned to cope with, or maybe forget, the lives that I had created, worshipped, lived to be a part of, and lost early on, but my faith in the right thing and happy endings endured, even when I didn’t consciously have faith that it could happen, and yet today I have a full and wonderful family.

Perhaps our lives are not traditional, but love abounds in this crazy world, and tomorrow our grandson joins us, and Fettit and I couldn’t be more excited.

Throughout the next few days I will be posting photos, and perhaps videos, of my namesake, that Fettit and I plan on calling CJ – Christopher-James.

Michelle is having a C-section at 7:30am in the morning. I need to go to sleep, but please keep her (and Christopher) in you thoughts and prayers as she labors to bring him into the world.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG...I just emailed you..without knowing this exciting news!!!!
It's about 2:40am ET...not sure the time there, but it looks like another sleepless night for me..so I am keeping Michelle and CJ close to my Heart this morning!!! Noelle will no doubt need her grandfathers more than ever at this time..like usual I'm crying again...this time of anticipated Joy
Chris..though certainly not fair..makes your relationship even sweeter...clearer due to the 'unfairness' of their early years.
CJ is a very very lucky baby...like Noelle and your children to have the honour of having you in their lives!!
I love you Chris and will keep coming back to check in
Denise (Peg)
xoxoxoxo

palestar said...

i e-mailed you too - been thinking of you all and even sent a birthday message to the newest wee one. you now have the family you have always deserved. they are truly blessed.

we all create our "own" tradition and i would say you are in a very good place - you have earned it chris...

my prayers and thoughts have been and always will be for the best for everyone...

brand new life feels and smells sooo good.

so breathe and hydrate...

meliluvsu said...

yea!!!! I love you man!!Congrats on the new baby... Mini chris!!!

Love you and miss you!!

J. Sarah Duflo said...

Hay, I know how you feel. I am the other half of the family and you know me as Jon's father. i am happy to have two grandchildren from Jon. it hurt me badly when Jon and Michelle moved to Arizona but I realize it was for work and to support Jon's Family. I miss Noelle so much. she has been in my heart since the move. now i have a grandson to carry the Duflo name and I hope he carries it with pride. your Father-in-law Joni Sarah Duflo