Thursday, May 15

Welcome Athan

Athan Michael joined us Tuesday morning at 6:24.  We are so very grateful for our forth little man!

Athan is named after St. Athanasius, who is often called the father of the Nicean creed and who's contribution in church history has meant so very much to the doctrine of the church today.  We also love that our baby born in the season of Easter has a name that means 'Eternal Life'.  Michael is a family name and we hope this little one will share his great-grandfather and great-uncle's spirit of generosity!  Michael means "Who is like God?", but what I really loved was the image of the angel Michael, who was a messenger for God.  

Our prayer is that this wee man will be a messenger of eternal life!


9 comments:

The Egan Family said...

Welcome, precious boy! Congratulations, Watkins family! We'll be so excited to watch Athan grow in your sweet family.

Sarah Heelan said...

He's positively wonderful!! Such a sweet and peaceful face. I love him!

moses_butterfly said...

So do you pronounce it like Aslan but with a "th" in the middle? I love the meaning behind the name. And I am also a fan of Michael, being that it is my second son's middle name. :-) Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Beautiful baby and beautiful name choice!

alene said...

congratulations emily and family! what a beautiful little boy. i still love stopping by your blog to see what you all are up to (having babies and other fun things)! you are still missed on this side of the world.

Featherglen said...

Congratulations! What a troop of little chaps you have now. Wonderful news and a beautiful name.

Charlotte said...

Congratulations!! What a beautiful boy & a wonderful name!

Dodd Family said...

Welcome Athan! Congratulations Jim and Emily on yet another exquisite little boy.

Watkins said...

Thanks all, we are enjoying this wee one!

And yes, Athan is like Aslan with a 'th' - both 'a's are short.