It’s a Boy! My mom and dad look extremely proud holding their first child. I remember holding my first born too, except my hospital gown was significantly less colorful, and my husband was not dressed in white scrubs. I assume my mom brought a housecoat from home. I did not think to do that, nor was I wanting to be in any picture at the hospital. I must say the joy on their faces is pure and genuine, at 23 they were young parents. Not sure I would have known what to do with a newborn baby at 23!
My brother was born on the base in Fort Lewis, Washington. My dad was officer in the Army at this time, and my mom, a degree in hand as a teacher, devoted her life to being a stay at home mom. I am blessed that my parents are still both alive, and very healthy. I wonder what they would say if I asked to have them comment on the picture. I won’t, not because I don’t want to share, but because I want to surprise them and turn these posts into a book to give them when they celebrate their 50 year anniversary in 18 months.