Greg Hewgill (ghewgill) wrote,
Greg Hewgill
ghewgill

2013 in review

2013 is the year when everything changed.

The biggest event was the birth of our daughter Lily. She was born prematurely in Shanghai while we were on a short stopover on our way home from Europe in July. Due to the generosity of thousands of people in New Zealand and around the world, we were able to fly her home by private jet in September. The logistics of carrying such precious cargo by air is insanely complicated. We thank everybody who played a part, big or small, in her safe trip home.

Being a dad for the first time has revealed challenges and emotions that I was not previously aware of. But no matter what temporary difficulties I might have, it's all worth it when I get a spontaneous smile from my little girl.

Other things happened too, I guess.

  • Amy and I visited France, Italy, and Switzerland. I haven’t yet done anything with the photos we took.
  • Both my parents and Amy's mom visited shortly Lily came home from hospital. Everybody enjoyed meeting Lily and exploring the Auckland area.

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