It tickled me when I watched eBay's analyst retreat last summer, and Meg Whitman's presentation was all about the "Power of Three" (the company's three big brands: eBay auctions, PayPal, and Skype). Now I, too, can experience the Power of Three in my own life, only my 'brands' with which I must create synergies and value for my stakeholders are not businesses, but boys.
If you are a reader of the pregnant blog, or Larissa's blog, you already know that Monroe Gilbert Hanson was born on July 9, 2007 at 11:40 in the evening. He makes my third son, the Power of Three, for me.
- Everett Jonathan, first-born, fiery and light, full of imagination and fantasies and fears, blessed with rhythm and a strange, explosive grace, persuasive, lover of conversation and society, imbued with a fervent desire to "change the world to make it better";
- Truman Thomas, my angel child, dark and sweet, able to commune with just his eyes, a giver, imitator, affectionate beyond all normal societal limits, vastly courageous and strong, studious, mysterious, driven to explore, smell, taste, touch, climb on every inch of the world;
- Monroe Gilbert, accomodator, odds-beater, long and wrinkly, full of promise.
What will the Power of Three Boys do for me? It's far too early to say, but much though I loved being pregnant with two and considered apprehensively the struggle to balance a newborn with my two Great Challenges, being mama to three is, for now, the only thing I want to be.