Choked Up 1

Just saw the ultrasound of my first grandchild. Reminded me of the day I sat next to my wife and saw the smudgy images of my unborn daughter, now pregnant with my grandson. “Love at First Image” [News & Notes, Fall 2014] nails it in the bull’s-eye: an upcoming father finally gets to see what the mother of his unborn child already knows. Wow.

The first rush is an unconditional, boundless love. The second is pure ego. The third is … a horrific sense of responsibility not even remotely experienced before. If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is that ultrasound worth? There are no words.

David Schneider ’82
St. Augustine, Florida

Published in the Winter 2014 issue


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