Monday, November 30, 2009

Special Announcement!

What a year it has been in my personal life, thats all I can say.


Last year on the 29th I honestly had one of the best days of my life, hands down. My wife and I had a beautiful wedding back in Minnesota, and I have been very blessed to have a woman like her in my life. I cant say that enough. Its been a whirlwind year with the economy negatively affecting our lives, but to have wonderful success after the bad was completely amazing. As if the tornado that has been sweeping through our lives hadnt gotten strong enough, a second hugely exciting thing comes along and makes me forget all the tough times over the previous few months.

A few months ago we found out that we are having our first child, and now that we have told the whole family, I am happy to bring you guys into the loop. The baby, a boy, will be born this May, and I cannot wait to have a little guy to pass all my collection down to. It really sort of completes the circle, you know? I have always wanted to start a family, and I cannot tell you in words what it means to me to be able to do that.

Sadly, that also means that around that time, SCU is going to take a back seat to more important things, and im sure all of you wont miss me all that much. Hopefully by Thanksgiving next year, we are going have a new family, surrounded by the wonderful family we already have, as well as a great foundation to build off of now that everything is back to the way it was financially.

It has been a relief to have used this blog as a sounding board for my life, and I appreciate everyone who has taken the time to be a daily contributor here, both good and bad. I never imagined that things would go this direction, and I definitely have everyone to thank for the wonderful support.

I have no doubt that SCU is not going to fade away as long as I have the need to write, and it will take a lot to quiet my voice for good. Although the blog wont have the same frequency of new material, it will not stop being a place to come for commentary on the state of what is going on.

I want to tell you all that you, the readers, are one of the things I am thankful for this year, as corny as that sounds. I never really knew what to expect back in March 2008, but I am glad that it has gotten to the point it has.

Here is to a happy and healthy rest of this year, and a great 2010.

16 comments:

  1. You will have even more time to write during those sleepless nights.

    Seriously congratualations and I hope everything goes well on your new journey!!

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  2. Congratulations!
    Now go and purchase a bunch of packs/boxes of cards for the kid to open when he/she is at the age when they would appreciate it. Having cards to open from the year of your birth is something I wish I could have had.

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  3. Congratulations on the news! That is awesome.

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  4. Congratulations. My wife and I had our first on Halloween, and while I do miss my sleep, I must say it's the coolest thing ever. Now anytime I watch football or collect a card, I look forward to sharing it with my son.

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  5. Congratulations on this awesome news!

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  6. Very cool news. The blogosphere just keeps getting bigger. Joe over at the Priceless Pursuit just had his first baby today (12/1).

    Best of luck for a healthy and safe pregnancy and delivery (for mother and child).

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  7. Thanks for all the well wishes guys, I really appreciate it.

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  8. Congrats, Gellman! My wife is due on June 8, so we'll both be dads at about the same time!

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  9. Gellman,

    My son just turned one last month- its all worth it-.. Already brought him to his first Twins game... and already have had my first baby eats a sports card incident... Baby won...

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  10. Congrats Gellman! My wife just delivered twins, a boy and a girl, last Sunday and I can tell you that it is absolutely the most amazing experience a man can have. I hope the pregnancy goes smooth and that your wife and child are happy and healthy. God Bless!

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  11. Congratulations Gellman! I know one of the fun things to happen to me this year was my 9 year old buying his first pack of baseball cards with his own money. I've been waiting to share the hobby with him. Best of luck to you and your expanding family.

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  12. Congrats on your first child! It will definatley be a time to remember. I just had my one year anniversary and got back from a cruise to the eastern caribean! Cheers to a great 2010!!

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