Introducing the Why

Jimmy Phillips

writes from Bakersfield, California, where he is director of marketing and communications for San Joaquin Community Hospital.

​For God So Loved

“Well, I have to be in the room; someone has to catch Jimmy when he passes out!”

For nine months the jokes and comments flowed freely, particularly from my unrelenting sisters-in-law. Although I never quite confirmed it, sources tell me that there was an is-Jimmy-going-to-pass-out option alongside the baby pool (for the record, I had August 6 and “no”).

If you haven’t figured it out yet, my wife and I have been preparing for the birth of our first baby throughout the first months of 2014. My squeamish reputation for blood and bodily fluids preceded me, hence the good-natured ribbing. My wife lovingly (I think) commented that she didn’t …

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