Long time readers of my blog have walked with me through the trials of my sister. I’m not going to re-hash everything here (if you want a summary, you can click here and here for the dark times, although there was a wedding I officiated in between them).

The last year has brought an end to her doing her best impersonation of Job. I thought that I’d update you all on the latest bit. Actually, a picture is worth a thousand words:

Born at 8:40 a.m., Orion Lee Griffin. 7 lbs 4 oz and 20 inches long.

(She had banned me from the hospital during the C-section and the first six hours of recovery. Something about me being … me. Though, for the record, it was our fellow board member, Doug W. who coined the phrase “nether region living organism launch!”)

Now that she’s a lot less grumpy, I’m sure she’ll be returning to her duties as one of my board moderators. I can only hope she’ll change the theme of my board back to something, I don’t know, more “horror writer appropriate” (though I am thankful she got rid of the My Little Pony/Hello Kitty and 80s Saturday Morning Cartoon themes).

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