Saturday, May 31, 2008

He Who Shall Not Remain Nameless

In my babymoon  haze, I forgot to announce the name of my new son. :)

I have been asked repeatedly by various individuals throughout my pregnancy about a name for the baby. The norm for this society is one unusually selects a name for a baby prior to it's birth. Throughout my pregnancy I had no clue, nor idea of what my child would be named. I also had no idea of the gender of the baby. We had never heard of his name prior to the day we found it.

My husband and I have come to view naming our children as something that should be selected with reverence. We truly believe every child given to us of God, He foreknew and predestinated for His time and purpose. We have come to the knowledge that these children are truly His children and people. So when it comes to naming them, we could not give them a name that results from personal preference, or idea of what we expect the child to be. We came upon this understanding, when the names we were led to name our older children were truly manifested in their character.

Our oldest son, named Ezra, means helpful one. He undoubtedly lives up to his namesake. He is the first to volunteer his services and is the first to react when help is warranted.

Our second son named Ezekiel means God strengthens. Not only does he at the age of three, show a heart of strength in love, but is physically very strong and a big boy. He could easily pass for the age of 6 in his preschool years and has demonstrated unusual strength.

Through these manifestations God continues to glorify and testify of Himself to us. He continues to validate and justify our commitment to live by Faith. My husband and I are FAR from perfect. We have not earned any of these blessings by our own actions, but by the promises of God, as He is faithful and RIGHTEOUS in His stead and commands.

"For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith." -- Romans 1:17

There is no other way to live in the sight of God.

For His Righteousness and His Glory, I'm pleased to announce the name of our new baby:


Jeshaiah Anthony

Jeshaiah (Jeh-shy-ah) is Hebrew for God is salvation.

To see pictures of Jeshaiah, please visit my other blog, TheOliveParent

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's A Boy!

My son, who has not yet been named, was born May 17th @ 3:30 p.m.

He weighs in at 10 lbs. And 4 0z. he is 21 1/2 inches long.

Baby and I are healthy and well and are in the birth recovery process.
Our homebirth/waterbirth went smoothly and successfully.

We are thankful to all those who have prayed for us. We are humbled by
the grace the Lord has bestowed upon us with the birth and addition to
our family. Baby makes number 6 with 2 older sisters and three older
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Friday, May 2, 2008

Maternity Leave

Yes the time has come for me to focus on the upcoming birth of my little

For the past week and and a half I have made an effort to type a post
and have had plenty of topics in mind, but home preparation duties, as
well as engery have taken a toll on my intentions to post, so I am
officially on maternity leave.

I am HOPE to continue posting on TheOliveParent up until birth for
updates so feel free to check the blog periodically.

I will be announcing the birth on both blogs, until then I wish you joy,
peace and contentment in Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

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