Friday, October 17, 2008

Deo gratias

I witnessed a miracle early this morning, at 2:57 AM to be precise. This miracle made me kneel in in gratitude. My lovely wife gave birth to our fifth child, a son, whom we have named Adam. It is a bit ironic being the last born and being named Adam. This little irony is a fitting welcome to the world.

Adam and his Mom are both doing well and resting comfortably.

This blog began three years ago, as Scott Dodge for Nobody, just two days before the birth of my son, Nate. In fact there is a post on the day he was born: Didactic Dialogue on God.

In addition to being the memorial of St. Ignatius of Antioch, 17 October is also the third anniversary of The Colbert Report.

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations Scott! And blessings to you and your family. Welcome to this beautiful world, Adam! You are indeed blessed to have such a wonderful family.

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  2. Scott: Congratulations. This news gives joy to my heart. I will talk to you later. My love to Holly and the children.

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  3. Alex:

    God bless you. I was just getting ready to e-mail you. I cherish your friendship, your prayers, and your witness.

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  4. Every blessing to you all! Please post pictures as soon as you are able!

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  5. Thanks, Tami. We are excited, if a bit exhausted. Thanks for your prayers and giving heart.

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  6. Will do. I have to download them off my phone. He is a cute little guy. He was wide awake and moving a lot for the first few hours.

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  7. Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

    May St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and all the saints pray for Adam and your family before our God and Savior.

    Congratulations Dodge family!

    (And a same day post... you are hard-core)

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  8. Indeed, what a glorious martyr's feast to be born on! What a blessing to have such a powerful heavenly patron! Ignatius will be his baptismal name. Tim was born on the feast of St. Athanasius. Hence, his baptismal name is Athanasius. God also seems to recognize my love of the early church, of the Eastern church, and these two great saints in particular. It is a miracle, really. It cannot be mere coincidence.

    It is my prayer that, like Ignatius of Antioch, Adam will commit himself, whole, to Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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  9. Wonderful news! Adam, you are a lucky little man! Blessings on mother, baby and all.

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  10. Congratulations!! :-)

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  11. The Ironic CatholicOctober 17, 2008 at 9:24 PM

    Aw, mazeltov!!! This is wonderful news. May God bless your whole family as you adjust the next few days.

    And I am very glad you are actually naming him Adam, not Ignatius (no offense to those named Ignatius out there). But an amazing patron saint, for sure.

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  12. Congratulations Scott!! I hope your wife and little Adam are both happy and healthy.

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  13. Wonderful news! Congratulations -- to you AND Stephen Colbert :-)

    Blessings,
    Dcn. Greg

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  14. Congrats to you and your wife Scott!! Glad everything went well!

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