Believe it or not, even though this has nothing to do with woodworking, it is definitely fitting to the blog title. Two nights ago on Nov 9th at 2016, I did do a little cord severing, literally. My wife and I welcomed our forth child and first BABY GIRL! Gabriella Adrianna was born 6 lbs 4 oz and 19 inches long!
Now even though the Marine Corps birthday was yesterday, our unit ball isn’t until tomorrow. Back when tickets first went on sale my wife and I made the decision not to go due to the timing of Gaby being born. Her actual estimated due date wasn’t until the 22nd but I knew she’d be a little early. Going to the ball is one thing I look forward to EVERY year. If you’ve never been to a Marine Corps ball then I really can’t explain the greatness that happens within. The camaraderie, the pride, the traditions and of course, the healthy dosage of alcohol.
The ball is a great time and I do wish I was able to go but there is no way I can leave my little princess right now. Yes, she’s already got daddy wrapped around her wrinkly little finger, but at least I can easily admit it. I have many other balls to look forward to but right now it’s time for daddy to enjoy his new baby girl. Give it a few years and yes, she will be in the shop with me!