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So it begins….

Today, I graduated from being “just” a father, to being a Dad. Willow Anne Hartman joined us at 12:58 this afternoon, and of course, she’s perfect in every way.

I’ll have more photos up later, once I’ve gotten over the initial “fwoosh” of it all and put a proper gallery together. Until then, a little story.

Several weeks (or was it months?) ago I was chatting with my friend Mike and I mentioned that we had decided on Willow Anne if she ended up being a girl and his response was, “Man, you guys are such hippies.”, which I took as a compliment, though I’m not sure he meant it that way. Shortly after that, Liz was telling some of her (now former) students the names we had chosen and they said, “Oh, thank goodness you didn’t pick some weird hippie name.”

For some reason I’ve been examining that juxtaposition of perspectives a lot today…

Posted in Family News, Life.


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  1. mike d says

    good to know that babies still come with hats!

    and i still think you should have gone with Moon Shadow. :-D

  2. Luetta Bentley says

    Willlow Anne is soooooo beautiful and very welcome into the Hartman clan. I can’t wait to hold her, but by the next Family Reunion she will be almost walking. Enjoy every day of being her Dad. Hold her, hug her, and love her. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Colleen Duke says

    Congratulations Daddy ! I’m so happy for you and Liz.

    Joe and I are nominating ourselves as surrogate Grandparents. Especially since we don’t have any little girls to spoil !

    Can’t wait to see more pics !