On November 18, 2004, at 3:53 p.m.,
after an hour and a half of labor, our son, Samuel Edward Buck, was
We chose the name Samuel, or Sh'muel, because of
its meaning. We were uncertain about having another child after the
death of our first son, Cameron. But we put our trust in G*d, and
decided to try again. As the birth of our second son drew near, we
chose the Hebrew name Sh'muel, or Samuel, because it means "G*d has
Not long after Samuel's birth, we received a
card with a poem that moved us both, articulating our secret wishes and
dreams. This is what it said:
"Someday, he'll be a big-time movie star
Someday, he'll marry, have a few kids.
Someday, he'll change the world as we know it.
send postcards from China,
phone you from
Someday, he s going tobe a big, strong man
able to carry you
in his arms.
One day, he'll have his own dreams,
that once upon a quiet time,
you closed your eyes
and made a
to one day
have him in your life."
At His Birth:
Weight: 8 pounds 10 ounces
Eye Color: Blue/Green
Look at the World
At His Bris:
Rabi Amy R.
About His Parents:
Additional Pictures and Links:
Action Photos of Samuel's First Days
Action Photos of Samuel
Useful Baby Baby Links
Sam's Daycare Blog
Sam's Latest Fridge Art
Sam's Favorite Books
Sam in the Minnow
Sam's Big Adventure in Annapolis