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Elias Sojourner Watson

On Sunday evening, June 22nd, 2008 we welcomed the arrival of our second son, Elias Sojourner Watson. He joined us weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz., 19 1/2 inches long and a head full of black hair.

We were released today (Wednesday) from the hospital and are enjoying our first night back at home all together. Mom and baby are doing well and Lisa is recovering well. So far Nathan is adjusting like a champ and is being quite the helper and incredibly sweet to his baby brother.

The meaning of his name...
Elias ~ spanish for Elijah (and yes, we might call him Eli from time to time), he prophet who spoke truthfully and with compassion to those in authority and cried out on behalf of widows & orphans

Sojourner ~ an english word meaning a traveler in a place that is not yet, not quite his home; we're reminded of ancient sojourners, those that sought a city whose foundation, architect and builder is God.

Watson ~ the name of his father, his father's father and the fathers before him. Reminds us that although a 'traveler' he is still one rooted in a place, a home, a geography, a family and a faith.

So celebrate with us this newest blessing God has brought to us; reminding us that again, life always overcomes death.
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Reader Comments (6)

Thanks for sharing the story of Elias Sojourner Watson. He and Nathan are precious together. So are he and daddy. I look forward to seeing pics of mama.

June 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

Wow. Looks so much like baby Nathan. Beautiful boy and beautiful pics. May he fulfill the promise of his name.

June 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian in AK

We're so happy for you guys. I'm so glad everything went smoothly. We LOVE the name and can't wait to see the little guy!!

June 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Wiggs

What a beautiful gift. The Waston boys are just adorable. Congratulations!! May God continue to bless you all.

June 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

WOW!!! He's beautiful!!! Congrats! Those are great pics! (You're an awesome photographer, Matthew!)

We'll be by to see you all soon!


June 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoanna

Congratulations, y'all! He's beautiful! I hope y'all are still doing well adjusting to another person in the family. Can't wait to meet him! =)

July 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Jones

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