Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A New Little Someone to Love

Dear *Little One,

Welcome to the World!

How blessed you are to be born to parents who so carefully and intentionally chose your unique name...

Cypher: n. (si-fer): A creative, collaborative, collective energy.  Origin: Hip Hop cultural terminology circa 1978.

Cypher, but I have no doubt that you are going to be one of the coolest kids on the planet.  No pressure, but with parents like yours, you are destined to change the world in some way, or at the very least be someone very special.

You have no idea how lucky you are to be born into your family. Your mom? She's amazing-- Smart, beautiful, strong, healthy, creative, loving, wise. Seriously--You are going to absolutely love her.

And your dad? You hit the jackpot there, Kid; he's brilliant, creative, generous, nurturing. This man is every kids' wish for a father, and you will admire him and love him greatly.

And the two of them together? Wow--They are a powerhouse of love, brains, and fun.

Your life? It's going to be truly rich. I can pretty much guarantee that you will have more love than you know what to do with, but that will be balanced with lessons on healthy boundaries and respect for yourself and others.

You will also be raised with respect for this planet. You will be kept safe, but you will also be encouraged to stretch your wings, discover your talents, and share them with the world. You will be surrounded by some very inspiring people; artists, writers, musicians, many free spirits, as well as nurturers.  You are going to love your life.  Just look at you--less than a week old and already blissfully happy....

While your extended family (this branch, anyway) is not nearly as hip as your parents, you can be assured that we will help round out your character with Wisconsin influence. I have yet to find a miniature cheese hat, but you do already have your first bit of Packers fan gear, so you're on the right track.

We can't wait to meet you...

*Cypher is the son of my dear niece and her husband (whom Kyle and I visited in San Francisco this summer).


  1. Like the last pic the best. The bad speller I am, I thought the name was cipher. But it is pronounced the same. At first I thought this was a play on names and cipher as a name would be ironic for the G+ mess you are going through.
    Does the internet get weirder as the night darkens? - the word verification is fesbarb - as in fess up barb?

  2. Oh look at the smile. And you are a sweet grandaunt.

  3. So sweet. You really have a way with words.

  4. What a wonderful post welcoming Cypher into the family. Great name and lovely description of Cypher's parents. Welcome to this super kid.

  5. So cute! Congrats to the whole family!

  6. Print this up and frame it for a day when you need encouragement, Cyper's parents. An affirmation and a blessing all in one.

    What a sweetie!

  7. So so so so so precious!!! What a beautiful little blessing!

  8. She is SO cute! That last picture is just adorable.

  9. How beautiful! That last picture tugs at the heartstrings and makes you want to smile back. Congratulations to your niece and her husband and to all the extended family!

  10. Look at all that beautiful hair on that beautiful baby. If I didn't already have my hands full this might make me want another one.

  11. Adorable! Lovin the top picture (they're so peaceful asleep!).

    So what are all these Google issues? Are they on the blog (I searched google here) of somewhere else? Guessing it's +1 and I do want to stay up to date with that.


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