Wednesday, September 20, 2006

A New Cry

And, behold, unto them was born a son... seven pounds, ten ounces. And they called his name Ezra Jade. And he was a bold crier who could wake both city and country. But they loved him anyway, and we who are parents understand why.

The name Ezra means "help," and I pray that this new one will be a help in this world... just as his namesake was a help to the ancient Hebrew world... in bringing worship back to the people by rebuilding the temple.

Congratulations, sister of mine. Congratulations brother-in-law. Now the whole world knows—or could, if it wanted to—about the new little helper in your home. And the world also knows that I have packed my bag and will not be back to the blogosphere until Monday the 25th.

Collage by Gail Nadeau. Used with permission.


Blogger Andrea said...

Ooh, I'm jealous. A snuggly little newborn.

I love the name Ezra. :)

9:42 AM  
Blogger Laurie's Poet Tree said...

First of all, congratulations! Secondly, thanks for the reminders: that the helpful truths of the past resurface, re-echo, their goodness ghosting within the present; that the specific reveals the universal -- new beginnings and a chance to alter the world, one small cry at a time. Enjoy the mysteries of Aunt-hood, and come back to us soon!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Inihtar said...

Ohh! Congratulations Aunt LL Barkat!! I hope your time with little Ezra is great!

11:58 AM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Congrats to your sister and her hubby :). I am sure they will be blessed beyond measure.

10:04 PM  

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