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The Water broke and beauty flowed

Gem AthenaShe’s finally here!

Her name is Gem.

She came into the world at six pounds, ten ounces.

We’re thrilled and blessed beyond belief!

For those of you who were interested in the backstory on her name…

Gem refers to a precious stone and embodies who she is to us and our hopes for her. She’s sacred, unique, and like a gemstone waiting to be discovered and mined.

Gems are crafted in the earth over time as we believe her character will be.

While gems may be hard and tough they’re also often translucent – solid with substance but vulnerable with her insides visible to others. Light shines through her and she glitters with color.

The idea of a precious stone from the earth also goes well with her big sister as the star from the sky.

Her middle name is Athena.

Athena has its roots in greek mythology. She was a virginal goddess (that’s right) who is found in many heroic legends.

She’s also the goddess of wisdom, justice, and the arts (yes all of that).

Athena is also a key character in Battlestar Galactica and only true sci-fi geeks would know the profound implications of who she is.

And with that, we’re tired.

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Rob April 13, 2010, 5:49 pm

    Congrats Wong family! Can’t wait to meet her!

  • Deana April 13, 2010, 7:39 pm

    Congratulations…her name is beautiful!

  • eugene April 13, 2010, 9:35 pm

    congrats guys! thanks Gem for waiting until after the weekend!

  • Alan April 14, 2010, 9:29 am

    Congrats, dude! I’m glad you didn’t go with like Starbuck or something. 🙂

  • Chris Luk April 14, 2010, 11:45 am

    Congratulations, Lon, Yvonne, and Stellar 🙂

  • Johnny Laird April 14, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Wonderful wonderful news!

    God is good.

    Congratulations to all of you


  • Lon May 3, 2010, 8:23 pm

    thanks for the congrats all, we’re knee deep in child raising at the moment, but really soaking it in!

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