Sunday, June 22, 2008

Friends Come to Baltimore

On Saturday, Mike, a former Georgetown colleague of Daniel's, his wife Susie, and their twins John and Ella came to visit Ruth.

Mike and Susie are pretty much the greatest parents I know. They're raising well-behaved, well-mannered, fun kids and have done so among some stressful situations including family losses and the post-PhD job search. Not to mention that their now-thriving kids were born very early. Ella weighed in at only 1 lb. 7 oz. and John tipped the scales at 2 lbs.

John is actually my godson. Susie endured weeks of bedrest at Georgetown to give her kids the best possible chance for a healthy outcome. Very shortly after the kids were born, I visited with her with Jeremy and Leigh. One very understanding Jesuit later and they became Ella's godparents while Mike's sister and I became John's.

Although it is great news for their family, we won't be seeing much of them anymore. They're moving southward so Mike can take a tenure-track position. Sniff. We'll miss you so much!

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