Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's a baby! I mean, I'm a grandma!

Andy and I just became grand-parents!

Our son Joel and his wife Sarah had a beautiful girl, Shira Tova Weinberger  (named for Joel's paternal grandmother and Sarah's paternal grandmother). They are in San Francisco, and we won't see the baby for another two weeks, but big excitement.  They are still at the hospital with all systems go.

Their process of choosing a name was particularly lovely: the names together (Hebrew) mean "beautiful song," with a particular honor to Andy's folk guitar playing mother, Sherry Weinberger.

It's a lovely Jewish custom that I particularly like of naming babies after deceased people.  Sarah's mom and I both have living mothers, but Andy and Sarah's dad's are gone.  Thus the name.

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