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My Nephew Turns One

June 9, 2013

Some of you may look at the title of this blog and say…”So What?”   At first blink, I can understand that.  But my nephew Malachi will always have a special place in my heart not just because he’s a blood relative, but because of how he came to be born.

For those who don’t follow me closely, Malachi was born June 7th, 2012 pre-maturely at just 2.2 pounds.  It’s truly a blessing from God how much he has grown up in a short 12 months.  I sometimes cry pretty loosely when I speak or write about him.  I’ll always remember the first time I visited him in the hospital after he was born.  Tubes all in his tiny body and protected from the outside air in his incubator.

We all gathered at Eva’s brother and sister in law’s house in Bettendorf, IA Saturday for his big one year party.  (The day after Malachi’s actual birthday on Friday).

As you can imagine, it was “Pass Malachi around day.”  An enjoyable, festive time to celebrate one year of a little guy we’ve all come to love and pull for.

We grilled out some burgers/brats, had the traditional sing of “Happy Birthday Malachi,” and all sat around and opened gifts/presents for the little man.

He’s made lots of progress in recent weeks.  Starting to crawl and now can even stand on his own a bit.  He’ll be walking very soon I am sure.

Looking forward to being an active uncle, Malachi.

Love Geoff.

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2 Comments
  1. Wendy permalink

    Happy Birthday, Malachi!!

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