It has been a wonderful New Year's Eve. We had the American missionaries at Sammuk Christian Academy over for supper, some videos, and playing games. While this social was going on, we were hoping for a call from our son Michael, whose wonderful wife Jude is pregnant and ready to go into labor at any moment. We were hoping that the baby would be born on New Year's Eve, which is their daugther Madeline's birthday. Well. no call came that day.
But we did receive a call a day later and our new grandson, Michael Isaiah Morrissey, arrived into this world. Michael Isaiah is not Michael the Fourth because both by grandson and my son have different middle names from each other and from me and my father (I am a junior). I won't get to see him for a few months until we come home to get our house ready for sale.
Michael Isaiah is a whopping 9 pounds! He must be like a bowling ball in shape. Our prayers are for a swift recovery for Jude as this has been a very difficult pregnancy and labor.
We praise God for the blessings of technology. Here we are across the world from Kentucky, and we receive a call from our son Michael saying the baby just came into the world 15 minutes ago. In the background, we could hear baby Michael Isaiah loudly wailing (nothing wrong with his lungs!) Michael Patrick (our son) then asked if we wanted to hear the baby, and then our whole room was filled with his newborn voice. Because of cell phones and internet phones, we could connect across the world and hear our grandson and share the joy of his birth with his parents.
In a few days, I should be able to post a picture or two of baby Michael Isaiah. Please bear with the proud grandparents. We can't help it. We are very much in love with this little guy we haven't even met yet.