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Welcome to Wally’s World

Wallace George Hawkins

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I’d like you to meet Wally, full name Wallace George Hawkins. He was born on Saturday at 6:54 p.m. in Kaiser Hospital, San Diego, weighing in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces.

Mother, Larisa, and father, Ryan, are as over the moon — as we are!

Wally and parents were home by Sunday evening and Wally got to meet his big brother, Augie.

Ryan is my second-oldest son, born between Brendan and Christopher. Wally joins three grandsons — Brody (Brendan and Cami), Tallac (Chris and Katie), and of course big brother, Augie (pictured above).

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As one of eight brothers and one sister, to me the production of sons and grandsons seems a foregone conclusion although some of my brothers and their wives, somehow, have brought daughters into this world.

There is nothing like a new-born baby to remind you of how unique, amazing and beautiful is every child. This has to be my all-time favorite miracle available on this planet.

Rose Alcantara and I are so filled with joy.

Rose right away suggested sending flowers and naturally found just the right bouquet on Amazon. I think they are arriving today (Tuesday). Say what you will, this is an amazing world.

I bought a second gift for the family — a non-contact, infrared, instant-read thermometer — bundled with 50 disposable face masks. Just seems like a gift for these days, especially with the inevitable number of visitors they will likely get.

Now comes the tricky part: how to schedule a visit to meet Wally in person in this wild and crazy Covid world. I’m looking forward to crossing at Tijuana and isolating for two weeks in San Diego before Wally and I get to hang out.

It makes sense, too, once “certified” COVID-free, to drive to Northern California to visit with Brody and Tallac and their parents while already in the States.

Not the family reunion we were all talking about at the beginning of the year but this is love and joy and family in the new reality.

Whatever it takes. I’m ok with it.

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7 thoughts on “Welcome to Wally’s World

  1. Pingback: Welcome to Wally’s World « Bound for Belize

  2. Kelly Warner says:

    The joy from your family radiates through the flat medium of my phone. Congratulations to Wally, all the may you”s” to you.
    Thank you for the happy moment.

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  3. MARK HAWKINS says:

    Bob..so happy for you. If it works out..and we can do safely we can meet at Chris and Katies..love to see you.
    BTW..my daughter Elizabeth is expecting a girl in December and Kim’s (wife) son had a little boy 2 weeks ago..babies ago-go!!

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    • That is fantastic, Mark! Congratulations! The clan grows and grows! Imagine the reunion we will have someday — three and four generations! I will keep you posted on any plans to come to California. It would be great to get together! Much love to all!

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