Monday, May 16, 2011

Welcome to the World, Logan! May 16, 2011

Hello Family and Friends,

Sunday night, May 15, we welcomed the newest member of our family into the world when Logan Alexander Shepard was born in San Francisco, California. He is the second child of proud parents Nathan and Chenda Shepard and the little brother of bewildered Preslea Shepard. Cindy and I are the proud grandparents.

Logan was born at California Pacific Medical Center, arriving 3 1/2 weeks earlier than expected. Mom Chenda is doing very well after a fairly easy delivery. Logan himself is healthy as can be, weighing in at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches long. 

The picture above shows Logan at about an hour old looking at his father Nathan. 

Logan bumps his big sister off the top of the list of the youngest descendants of Will and Bura (Davis) Shepard and Leroy and Nola (Shannon) Gower.

Logan's birth reminds me of the story I heard about the county preacher who was called to the hospital because of the birth in a family he knew. He arrived to see the new father looking through the glass in the maternity ward at his newborn. They couldn't hear anything but it was obvious she was crying.

Trying to be a comforting pastor, he said to the father, “You know, she’s not sick or anything. It’s good for them to scream...clears their lungs.”

The father said, “Oh, I know she ain’t sick. She’s just mad.”

“Why would she be mad?”

“Well, wouldn’t you be, if one minute you are with God in heaven, and the next minute you are here?”

The preacher thought, “Man, I’ve got me a real mountain Gnostic on my hands. This guy’s been reading Plato.” So he said, “So you believe she was with God before she came here?”

“Oh, yeah.”

“You think she’ll remember?”

The new father replied, “Well that’s up to her mother and me. We got to make sure she remembers who she is, ‘cause if she forgets, she’s a goner.”

Congratulations to Nathan and Chenda on their new arrival. And welcome to the world, Logan!
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