09 March 2009 ~ 4 Comments

A Letter To Micah


Dear Micah,

Today, you turn a month old.  I wanted to write you a short letter to read someday.  Why?  Well, I guess just to officially welcome you to the family, and let you know how awesome it is to have you.

You’ve been blessed already to have 3 people who love you to death (not including all those grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc).  Your big brother, Caleb, has loved having you around the house, which is a big relief to mom and dad!  He still goes out of his way to get some extra attention every now and then when you’re stealing the spotlight, but he loves to hold you, kiss you, and tickle you.  We often have to tell him not to tickle your face and head.

You were born on a Monday night.  02.09.09.  Pretty cool date, actually.  8 pounds, 3 ounces.  Your mom pushed for 3 hours to get Caleb out.  Only 3 pushes for you.  So you already have a leg up on him there.  We really appreciated the speedy exit. ;)

We chose to give you the name of Micah Robert Marchessault.  (After all, the poll was pretty clearly lopsided.  If you would have preferred the others, blame all those people that read our blogs.)  Here’s the real reasons why though:

Micah:  Hebrew – meaning who is like God? or he who resembles God.  Biblically, Micah was also a prophet who authored a book of the old testament.  The prophet Micah was one who spoke boldly against the corrupt leadership of his day and fought passionately for social justice.  Micah 6:8 says, He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. I look forward to who you will become one day as God shapes you, and my prayer for you is that you would seek after Christ and be a man who reflects His character.  That you would be a man who hears from God and speaks his words, fighting for what is right in your world.  And ultimately, that you would act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly, influencing calling out others to do the same.

Robert:  English – meaning “bright fame” or “bright with glory.”  Truth is, you got this one by being named after your dad.  Hopefully I can be a father that makes you proud to share a name with.

Marchessault: And like I told Caleb…you just got stuck with this one buddy!

That all for now.  We’re so excited to have you as an addition to our growing family.  And at times you may feel like you get the short end of the stick, being numer 2 and all, but mom is rocking you right now and just said how much more she loves holding and cuddling with you than she did with Caleb.  I think it’s cause she’s a bit less stressed out this time, like she knows what she’s doing.  If you read this Caleb, sorry bout that.  But hey, Micah has to get something!  ;)

Looking forward to helping you grow into the man God has created you to be.
Love ya son.


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