In anticipation of her grandson’s birth, my friend Betty Jo said, “Babies change everything—and make it better.” So true!
Findlay Mahony Boyd Byers was born at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Edgewood, Kentucky. He weighed 7 lbs 6 oz and is healthy and alert. We are so blessed.
I keep thinking of Psalm 126:3, “The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.” Seeing his parents’ adoring gaze took me back to when Steve and I were that way about Josh and then Kelsey. That flooding of love that fills a new parent is indescribable.
The name? Stephen and Kelsey chose to honor their love of Cincinnati (Findlay Market a favorite), Kelsey’s birthfather (Kevin Mahony, who died 5 years ago), and us (Boyd). That’s a big handle for such a little baby, so at times it’s shortened to Finn. I’m guessing that’s what he’ll be called by his peers.
So even though I have writing assignments, housework, and paperwork to catch up on, I want to feature baby Finn in a blog post. He is so precious. We were also blessed to have our other grandchildren, Kinley Abigail and Knox Andrew, here from Lafayette, Indiana, for the weekend, so of course one picture must include them. Their names: presidential (Wm McKinley and James Knox Polk) plus Bible (strong woman and servant disciple.) So what’s in a name? In our family, quite a bit!