“Behold a Son!” Such is the meaning of this little one’s name, and such is my exclamation as I look upon his tiny form and thank God for giving him to us. How good and how merciful is God Almighty, who has given us such an awesome reminder of the beauty of life, and the sacrifice necessary to bring it about.
After a quick labor, Katie gave birth to Reuben Blakely early in the morning this Sunday. He’s three weeks early, but both mother and baby are doing fine. I write this from home, where we’re all resting after the night’s excitement.
You can see just how amazingly cute this little one is already in the Albums section on the left side of the screen.
Full name: Reuben Blakely Talbott
Born: July 6th, 2003 @ 0110 AM
Labor: ~5 hours
Weight: 6 lbs, 8 oz.
Length: 18.5 in.
Now I look towards the future with mixed awe and terror, realizing that I will only be the father that I ought to be in the coming years by God’s grace. But, of course, He has plenty of that, so I’m not worrying too much about it. Instead, I think I’ll go join the baby and its mother in getting some ZZZ’s.
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power… Genesis 49:3