Hello to all of the Gillian blog readers out there. This is Dan, Gillian's husband, writing. Gillian has no idea that I am doing this (don't be mad), but I have had a few observations that I just felt like sharing with everyone and can perhaps explain Gillian's long blogging absence. Many of you may already know about the "6 months from hell" where she had a 12 week miscarriage followed by the tragic passing of her 27 year old brother followed by another 12 week miscarriage all within a six month period. Well as you could imagine, it left her quite empty among other things. Now, obviously she didn't post much during that time, but after the second miscarriage she became a blogging fool. I think blogging had become her outlet and a source of connecting with others without having to see people face to face and have to carry on small talk and answer all the "how are you doing" questions. I believe it helped her a lot. So thank you everyone for reading and commenting and "being there" for her. Anyway, sometime in August of 07 we got the great news of baby Keiran being on the way, but naturally were very guarded about getting excited. Eventually it became clear that all was well with the baby and a funny thing happened. Gillian stopped blogging. It was like the emptiness was filled, or at least patched up. Gillian became herself again and I had many people mention to me that she seemed to be glowing. Everyone assumed that it was due to the pregnancy but it was really just that she was back to the same Gillian that I have known for the past 17 years. Well then came the little (big) guy and what a blessing he has been to our family. He has individually changed each member of our family for the better. It is amazing to see our family's transformation so far and he is only 5 months old! So now Gillian is back in the blogging saddle, I think because she realized how much she enjoyed it and a little prodding by all of you. So anyway, sorry for the rambling but I just wanted to give an explanation for the absence (at least in my opinion) and to say thanks to all of you. And to my beautiful wife, I love you, I'm happy to have my GuGu Bear back (sorry I know that is so overly sappy) and I'm glad that you are posting again because I too am a fan of "All the Small Things".