Good Times: My First Chance to Hold Killian

Last night, Nancy and I went to Children’s Hospital to visit our precious little grandson, Killian Patrick, (grandchild number 7) and, for the first time, I was able to hold him. Here are some pictures of that happy experience.

P.S. Thanks be to God, Mr. Kilpatrick continues to do well, and he’s been packing on the ounces, day by day, and is now about 3-and-a-half pounds (he weighed just 2 lbs., 2 ozs. when he was born, three months premature). We really appreciate all the prayers that many of you have been praying for Killian. Thank you.


  1. Susan L

    Oh, that is so wonderful to see, Patrick. I'm so glad that your cute little grandson is doing so well. God bless him.

  2. chimakuni

    brings tears of joy to my eyes…grandchild SEVEN, what a perfect number…I can only imagine the joy baby Killian had to be held by his Grandpa and his Grandma. I am so glad he is doing well – God Bless

  3. Lori


  4. Roland's Dad

    All praise goes to God for this miracle of life. I am SO happy for you and your family. We'll keep the prayers coming and you keep us updated please!

  5. Carmen

    God be Praised! He is beautiful! What a fighter.

  6. hilda13

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW… HE IS SOOOOOOO CUTE! What a precious moment. Thanks for sharing! I will keep praying for your and your family… I am going to have to say AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW again… to cute to cute!

  7. hazel_archibald

    Praise Be To God Indeed. We are so happy for you Patrick. Granchild number 7, wow!!! What a testimony of a great Catholic family. Love Patrick+Hazel (Malaysia)

  8. 5xBlessed

    Those are beautiful pictures! Continued prayers for the little man!

  9. Matt Korger

    He's beautiful Patrick, we will be praying!

  10. James

    I'm glad that you've gotten to hold him! He was even born three months premature. To think that to some people he wouldn't qualify Killian as a human being if we was simply translocated back into his mother's womb. I will be sure to keep him in my prayers too.

  11. KS in KY

    Thank you for sharing. Those photos of that precious child put rocket boosters on my Christmas joy!

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