In my very first blog post I said the prime motivation for starting this site was that my wife Myrna and I were looking to adopt, and the comics I posted here would become a legacy I could leave to that some-day child.
Well, some-day is here!
Isaac “Zack” Aiden Kesel was born on May 10, 2012. We were and are still very honored and thrilled that his birth parents, Isabel and Matthew, chose us as his adoptive parents. Isabel is half Native American, naturally beautiful, and sharp as a whip, while Matthew is one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met. Given all that, we’re sure Zack will be a force to be reckoned with. We adopted through Open Adoption & Family Services— an organization I can not say enough good things about— so Zack will have continued contact with his birth parents and always know where he (and his wrinkled ears) came from.
Due to some medical issues, Zack will be a hospital guest for a few weeks. It’s a rough start, but Zack’s a determined fella (something I’m betting he gets from Isabel) and we have every reason to believe that on the other side of this he’ll be happily healthy, and we’ll be happily harried.
The other night Zack needed quite a bit of soothing to calm down from a tantrum. Isabel and Matthew were there at the time, and when I finally quieted Zack, Matthew told me with his typical kindness and compassion “You’ll be a great dad.”
To which I replied “Well… let’s see if Zack agrees with that in about 16 years.”
Time to rediscover the world all over again. With Zack as our guide.