At 1:38 p.m. a painful, yet blessedly brief chapter in Cheryl’s life came to a close. Adam Kauffman was born. After witnessing the pain, the fatigue, and the fear of childbirth, Adam’s emergence into our world brought tears to my eyes. To see a child being born is to see an epic struggle. In this case it was Cheryl versus the pain and the keeper of the painkillers. Cheryl ultimately lost to the keepers of the drugs, but she beat the pain. She wouldn’t admit it if you asked her, so don’t ask her. Take my word for it. Because of her efforts we have what every new parent dreams of: a healthy child.

Thank you Cheryl.