It's a way of publicly stating:
1. that we recognize that he as a gift from God and as such, not fully belonging to us
2. our commitment to raising him to come to know, love and live for God
3. our thanks for who he has been created to be
Scott read Psalm 91...
(*the passage that brought us much comfort in the early days of Simon's life when we were awaiting biopsy results for myself)
|(Simon clapped for himself numerous times during his time in the spotlight)|
"Our God and Father, we thank you with Scott and Shauna for the gift of this child. I pray that the meaning of Simon’s name – “heard by God” might be reflected in his life…that God will not only hear him, but that he hear God as well.
We were blessed to be supported by our families and friends...and are so thankful to know that you will continue to be a source of support and encouragement as we travel this road of parenting.