20 January 2011

rooted [cedar james talstra]



cedar apple bundle

cedar james talstra
born january 20, 2011
3.6 kg [7.9 lbs]
52 cm [20.5 inches]


we chose this name for you, cedar james, because we want you to know that, although you were born in a far-away land, you have deep roots.

CEDAR: In the bible, the Cedars of Lebanon were used to build Solomon's temple. They were chosen for their mighty strength, to symbolize the Faithfulness of God. We want you to know that you are rooted in this faithfulness always. Cedar trees also grow in abundance in northern B.C., where your father grew up. It is a place of mountains & rivers & beauty. A place we love & where so many people love you.

JAMES: The book of James says that "Every good & perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17) You are this gift to us & we pray that your whole life will be rooted in the love of our God of heavenly lights, who does not change. James is also the name of your grandfather & great grandfather who live in western NY, where your mother grew up. They are two kind-hearted, generous, & admirable men & they represent a whole community of family & friends we love & who love you dearly.

You have deep roots, baby Cedar James, & we anticipate with joy watching you grow.

16 comments:

Chris and Christina said...

beautiful! besides the amazingly adorable picture of my nephew, it is wonderful to read how much thought you put into his name (which also has a great sound). thanks for sharing!

Mel said...

Beautiful babe, lovely name, and so meaning-full :) Congratulations again!

GrĂ¢ce Hercyk said...

This is so precious! Make sure you keep it for him!

Hilda said...

He's so beautiful and I love why you chose his name. Congratulations you guys!

R,K,L said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Such a lucky little boy. Congrats to your beautiful family!

Mike Mahoney said...

This whole thing is so amazing, you guys. Wow. Congratulations again!

elle + josh said...

seriously, i think cedar is the most beautiful newborn baby i have ever seen. i love his name--the biblical implications of cedar and james, and his name's connection to the heritage of his parents. awesome!

Zepmom said...

and may God grant the fulfillment in Cedar's life of all that his name signifies!

Daphne said...

i love that his life already has a story. well done, parents.

Meg said...

I firmly believe that names matter. Knowing that his parents gave him a name with depth and meaning will provide Cedar with a strong sense of identity and the assurance that he is well loved by both his parents and his heavenly Father. As Christina said, thanks for sharing. :)

charl_elizabeth said...

I love the meanings behind his name and can't wait to meet him : )

charl_elizabeth said...

I love the meanings behind his name - how beautiful. And can't wait to meet him soon!

Krysten said...

He is so beautiful. It's no wonder--so are the two of you.

Mr. P said...

love.

Fatherseyes86 said...

In my mind, names are deeply symbolic and very important. I've always been fascinated by the Jewish tradition of giving names that tell about a person's character. You have done very well. I'm so excited you had a baby! As always, the pictures are gorgeous. Many, many blessings, Christa

Anonymous said...

beautiful pics of your LO... the scriptures too! I swaddle my son too in his Zipadee-zip!