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October 18, 2009

Introducing My Newest Grandchild, Killian Patrick Madrid

Tidings of great joy! After several days of worry about the fact that this baby was going to be born three months premature, all of our prayers have been answered with the birth of my little grandson, Killian Patrick, the first son born to my son, Timothy Killian, and his wife, Nina.

Here's a little video clip of of the 14", 2-lbs. 2-oz. lad, taken this afternoon using my trusty iPhone. As you can imagine, because Killian was born three months premature, he needs lots of prayers.

You'll see in the video below that the little boy is currently bivouacked in a very sophisticated premee "incubator" bed, which contains an amazing array of equipment, sensors, and (quite literally) life-support measures to help him grow and thrive.

I thank God almighty that we live in the age of Advil, Novocain, and sophisticated baby incubators.

Check out this video and note Mr. Killpatrick's awesome heartbeat. No wonder the name "Killian" means "small and fierce." Seewhatahmsayin?

My profound thanks to all of you who have been praying for him — especially all of you who are my Facebook friends, who've been following this on my Facebook page). For more details, visit Tim's blog, where he's been posting updates.

God bless us, one and all, especially the little, fierce Killian Madrid.