Legacy, Newborns, and That Moment Your 2 Year-Old Says “Dang-It!”

August Joseph Mahannah. Sarah and I had decided on the name when we found out we were pregnant the first time. Our oldest, our daughter, Elizabeth was a surprise and we knew, especially I knew, that I loved Elizabeth Kate for a girl. I loved the name Elizabeth because it is Sarah’s middle name and my hope for our family was that if we had a daughter she would grow up to be like her mother. But August Joseph was perfect for a boy. Sarah’s grandpa August Kubish passed away the day before our wedding. August was a pastor and a patriarch to a great big friendly family. Even though I didn’t know him well, his legacy in his children speaks for itself. It’s an honor that my son carries his name.

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