Truman was born 19 years ago on Martin Luther King's Day.
We thought Truman was going to be a girl....ultrasound mess up....so we were not prepared in any way for the surprise baby boy.
We didn't have a name.
We liked that he was born on this holiday so we thought about naming him after Martin Luther King.
We considered naming him Martin......liked it, call him Marty....it was also a family name. We even considered naming him King....but all of the boy's middle name is Cole, so King Cole Welch just didn't quite cut it.
We settled on Truman after my grandpa Cole and Truman's Great Grandpa Truman Cole. And it fit better because.......he wasn't girl, he was Truly and Man.
Laila's thoughts on Martin Luther King Day.
Laila: I love him. He saved my life. Without him my life would be crappy and you wouldn't be my mom.
ME: What do you mean by that Laila?
Laila: Well he made it so skin color doesn't matter....so I love him.