Monday, June 11, 2007

Jackson Cash Bybee

Jackson Cash Bybee was born today at 9:01am. He weighs 6 lbs. 12 ozs. and he’s 18 inches long. We chose this name for our son because Jackson means “God has been gracious.” With all that we’ve been through with this pregnancy (fear of Down’s, pre-term labor at 26 weeks, etc.), we can certainly say that God has graciously brought us to this point. Our prayer all along has been that Jackson would be a strong and healthy little boy. And God has certainly answered our prayers.

We chose the name Cash for several reasons. The name itself means "peace" or "peacemaker". But the name is also an homage to my father and his hero, Johnny Cash. Cash has always stood as something of a redemptive figure for me; his sins were certainly public ones, but so too was his faith when he returned to it. Bono once said, "Every man knows he's a sissy compared to Johnny Cash." That's the kind of man my Jackson will be.

All along our prayer for this child has been that he would be a strong man of God. Along those lines, the verse we chose for Jackson is 1 Kings 2:2-3, which says, "So be strong, show yourself a man, and observe what the Lord your God requires." May you live into these words, son. We love you.

Mommy & Daddy, 12:42pm, Monday June 11, 2007

6 comments:

alice said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Jackson looks so sweet. (You are starting him out right from a sports perspective with the UT hat.) I'm so happy for your family! You've been through a lot and now you can enjoy your bundle of joy. God bless Baby Jackson. He has a bright future ahead of him.

Chesley (Hendrickson) Summar said...

Just wanted to say congratulations to you both! He's adorable.

Supabloggasuprememama said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for ya'll! wow! what an amazing miracle! and a true blessing. way to go, guys!!!

alice said...

I forgot to tell you that I like your choice of names and the verse you have chosen for Jackson. I didn't know that Jackson meant that God is gracious. Guess we are using the female version of the name. :)

Lucy P said...

Many MANY congrats to the whole family!!! I'm so happy for you all! And I LOVE his name! That's so wonderful! Blessings upon blessings to you!

Tracy said...

CONGRATULATION!!! I can't wait to meet the newest guy! Love you all soooo much!