Maryann the Magnificent. Isaac the Incredible. Benny the Brave.
Sunday was an ecliptical moment whereby the Universe was uniquely aligned in just such a manner so that Valentine’s day coincided with Chinese New Year! And on this day in history on February 14th, 2010, with hearts pounding and gongs sounding, little Isaac Jay Hoy-Tse Roebuck made his debut.
Isaac was a healthy 7 pounds 14 ounces and 50 cm long. It seems Mary is perfectly designed to bear children since she began having contractions at 3:30 a.m. and Isaac was born a mere 6 hours later, at 9:30 a.m. in the Roebuck home. Ironically, Mary and Ben had insisted a week earlier to their midwives that they wouldn’t need to prepare for the possibility of a home birth (this includes having piles of clean towels and a TARP on hand) because they were very adamant about having a hospital birth. Isaac had other plans.