We are now slightly less than two months away from welcoming a baby girl to our family. The overall mood around the McMullen house is bristling with excitement, worry and curiousity. We are down to two names for her: Zoey Elizabeth McMullen or Ella Elizabeth McMullen. We are very fond of Zoey. The name came to Ruth a couple weeks ago out of the blue. No baby name books or internet lists. Something divine perhaps.

I love the name. It means ‘life’ in Greek. And it’s a name I don’t associate with anyone I know; always a bonus.

I can’t wait to become a father. I have so many ideas in my head for how I’d like to raise her, what to teach her, what music to show her; the list goes on and on.

The love I hold in my heart for her overwhelms me daily.