baby footprintsTheir names became synonymous with a parents' worst nightmare when two of their three children were found dead in October of 2012, their nanny Yoselyn Ortega arrested for murder, but finally there's some happy news for Kevin and Marina Krim! They have a new baby! Marina has given birth to the couple's fourth child, a little boy!

The couple announced the arrival of the little guy just as they did their pregnancy -- on the wall of a Facebook page dedicated to the memories of daughter and son Lulu and Leo Krim, a foundation they created as part of their healing process. He arrived one year -- to the month -- after the Krims' tragedy, making October once again a joyous month for the family. 

The family statement reads:

From Marina and Kevin Krim -- We are very excited to share with you that Felix Harrison Krim, all 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and 21.5 inches of him, arrived today. Marina, Felix and all of us are healthy and happy. Thank you all so much for your support!

I'm a wordsmith by profession, but I'll be honest: I'm struggling to find the right words to express my happiness for this family. Babies represent everything that is good and pure and right in this world. As cliched as it might sound, they represent a new hope.

Felix will not replace his brother and sister. No one expects that -- least of all the Krims -- but he can help these two parents and their daughter, Nessie. He can bring joy back into their lives.

Congratulations to the Krim family!

What has YOUR baby brought into your life?

 

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