Dahlia Jean is coming!


It has been five years since we last spoke.  Since then, I have gotten married and we have moved to Cape Canaveral, Florida.

But that’s not what this post is about.  Megan and I (from here on out, referred to as “we”) are expecting Dahlia Jean Koorse in the next few hours.  She is named after our favorite flower and the middle name is for Megan’s grandmother who is our role model. We are anxiously awaiting her arrival.

While we wait, I’ve been reviewing how we want to communicate with our friends and family about her.  Given that I’ve paid for this domain for years without using it effectively, it is a great tool for this.  We will provide at least one update a month about our progress as well as any important pictures or videos.

I’m surprised at how much I think about my mom and dad at this moment.  As I think about what it means to become a parent, I realize that all my concepts of being a good parent come from them.  They were amazing!  I think that the next few years will be an incredible opportunity to learn more about their strategies and show them how much I appreciate what they did in providing us with clear rules, stability, and optimism.

I would also like to thank Mark and Erin – my friends from the Peace Corps – who created an amazing blog to write stories about their son, Chance.  Although I have not spent much time with them since Chance was born, I feel like I’ve been with them on the journey.  Their blog has inspired the direction for this site.

I’ve included some pictures of the past nine months to show how far we’ve come.

Love, Rohm-Koorse Family

2 thoughts on “Dahlia Jean is coming!”

  1. beautiful photos. I am struck by the juxtaposition of your parenthood adventure with your marathon adventures, (the previous most recent entries). It seems like marathon running is a great metaphor for parenting.

    1. Erin, thanks for checking out my blog! Yes, a marathon is a great metaphor for parenting. I consider these initial 30 days as the sprint to the starting line 🙂

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