Friday, September 19, 2008

Josiah Daniel Phelps

We are pleased to announce the birth of our little boy Josiah Daniel Phelps! He was born Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 8:02pm. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 21.5 inches long. We are so thankful to the Lord for this wonderful gift of new life!

Many people have asked where in the world we found this name! Josiah means "God Supports" and Daniel means "God is my judge." We chose Daniel as the middle name because it is also Chris' middle name as well as his Dad and Grandfather's first name. We wanted his first name to be after a strong leader because it is our prayer that Josiah would be a strong leader in his generation for the Lord. We found the name in the story of King Josiah in the Old Testament. 2 Kings 23:25 says: “And like unto him (Josiah) was there no king before him, that turned to the Lord with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might… neither after him arose there any like him.” You will have to get your Bible out and read the story of Josiah in 2 Kings! Pray with us that baby Josiah will grow to be a man of God like King Josiah of old.

Elliana absolutely loves her "cute baby brother Josiah!" She has been such a great big sister and we are very proud of her. The highlight of her first evening home with baby brother was decorating his clothes with stickers!! She woke up this morning to him crying and was very protective of him and didn't like it that her baby was upset. Having this little guy has shown us just how grown up and mature Elliana is becoming. We are excited to watch these two grow up together and pray they will build a strong bond to one another.

We will be adding lots of posts in the next few weeks of Josiah's first adventures in this world!! Come back and check them out!!