We managed to finish our first major Arabic language evaluation, pack up our entire apartment, move our family into another apartment on the other side of town and welcome the newest “Killer B” into the family all in a span of 8 days. Cant make this stuff up, folks.
Needless to say, we’ve been a bit busy around here so please excuse the fact that I’ve totally neglected the blog over the past few months and can’t form a complete sentence.
I’m sure most of you already know we welcomed our fifth son into the world on February 21, 2014 at 12:55 p.m. but you haven’t had ample opportunity to swoon over the out of control adorableness. And yes, I totally made up the word “adorableness.” Cut me some slack people, I haven’t slept.
Meet Braxton Laith Taylor.
He will go by Brax and a few other nicknames that will evolve at a later date.
We’ve had a few people ask about the name “Laith” so let me explain. Laith in Arabic means “lion.” Proverbs 28:1 says, “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.” John Piper preached an excellent sermon on this particular verse that had a big influence on our decision to choose Latih as a middle name, go here to listen.
Our prayer for Baby Brax is that at a young age he will become bold as a lion due to the righteousness he receives by God’s grace through faith in Jesus’ finished work on the Cross.
Also, our prayer for Brax is that God will use his brief life to make His Name known and praised in this world.