My wife and I are so very blessed and proud to report that our firstborn child, Elijah Wilk Tracy, came into this world on the morning of March, 6th 2021. Our lives have been changed forever - for the better! We find ourselves propelled by new purpose as we begin taking on the ultimate responsibility of raising a child.
Eli (as we call him) is now 6 months old, and he's just growing up too fast! Lucky for me, I had the pleasure of spending three days a week taking care of him this Summer, and I cherished every precious moment of our time together. Glassblowing in Baltimore is a three-season profession for me, and I usually run a landscape business during the Summer months. This year however, I decided to trade my lawnmower for a baby stroller in order to spend as much time with my newborn son as possible. Although I will never get those moments back with him again, I have the memories to last a lifetime.
I don't know what my wife and I did right to deserve it, but we have been blessed with a child who has just the most incredible personality and demeanor already. He is such a happy baby, smiling and laughing all day long (except when he's hungry or tired of course), and it's absolutely incredible to watch his consciousness expand as he begins to learn about himself and the world we live in. Parenthood is a gift, and we have truly been blessed by the arrival of our happy and healthy baby Elijah, (especially during these dangerous, uncertain and troubling times of the Coronavirus pandemic). Although we have experienced many trials and tribulations leading up to Eli's birth (and we know there will undoubtedly be many more lurking around the corner as he grows older), my wife and I have begun a new chapter in our lives and our marriage, and we are incredibly grateful to be Elijah's parents!