Did I grab your attention? November Fools!
No I am not prego. But there is a new baby Dean in the world.
I was so honored to hear all the blessings for my friend (the mom) and her newborn Thanksgiving baby (Dean) at her synagogue. All the grandparents and the aunt gave personal speeches welcoming him into this world. So moving. This baby will clearly have the support of a loving family and faith community. I got teary-eyed!
I came by myself to the congregation and everyone was really welcoming. Probably because I stood out!
I was thinking that Catholic churches aren’t overly welcoming, I certainly don’t go up to strangers at church and introduce myself. But then again, everyone kinda blends in at mass so you really have no idea whether they’re a visitor or a regular.
I took as many pictures as I could after I asked permission. I chose a picture that’s mostly anonymous–with almost all the faces indistinguishable. And Dean is the baby’s middle name. I am still wondering whether I will give my kid an online presence without their permission. While I grapple with that, I figured I’d only reveal the baby’s middle name—which is a great one!