Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ezra Stone Cartee

Well here he is…Ezra Stone Cartee, Oak’s little brother and our second son. He looks like Mr. Magoo and weighs a respectable 8.8 lbs., not that baby weight makes much of a difference. It’s always very important to tell it, but I do not know what people do with that information after they get it…other facts include a 21” length, an 11:50 AM birth and little to no hair. Heather was a she-warrior…two pushes and out! She’s so incredible and already loving on Ezra like a super mom. They are both healthy and doing fine.

The name Ezra means “help”. In 1 Samuel 7, after the Lord gave Israel a great victory over the Philistines, Samuel took a big stone and set it up in the place where God saved the day. He called his Ebenezer, which means “stone of my help” and it was a reminder to God’s people that he had been and will be faithful.

The blessing we prayed over the life of Ezra Stone Cartee is that he will be used to remind God’s people of his faithfulness and to point their lives to the glory of our great King Jesus. We’re so proud and thanks so much for your prayers.

Carl, Heather, Oak and Ezra