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.