Posted by: ppernick | March 25, 2008

Baby Naming

Last weekend[1] Caitlyn’s hebrew name was officially announced at a baby naming ceremony at our synagogue.  Tsilia Asya.  Tsilia is in memory of Ari’s paternal grandmother (Carol) and Asya is in memory of Ari’s maternal grandfather (Asa).  The ceremony brought in family from both sides and it was nice to see everybody and spend time with them all. 

The ceremony also highlighted the cycle of life.  Although our little girl’s life is just beginning, we learned of the passing of an uncle on Ari’s side of the family.   Uncle H suffered a stroke a few weeks ago and fell into a coma. He never regained consciousness and passed away the Wednesday before the naming.  With Ari’s parents already on their way to Seattle, his brother adjusted his schedule to attend the funeral and represent the family.

My thoughts and condolences go out to Ari’s relatives.

At the same time I look at my two children.  I see their precious faces and bright eyes.  I can only hope that they live long, happy and healthy lives and that I’m around long enough to see much of it as well.

[1] Apparently this didn’t get posted last week. :s

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