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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

our son has arrived!




Please join us in our joy of welcoming our little Toby into the World!!!

Tobias Robert Wilmot
born on Friday, December 29, 2006
8 lbs 5 oz.
21 " long

Tobias translates from Hebrew as "God is good", which is something Kelli and I had to learn anew during our time apart, and are continually learning together. His name and his life will be a everpresent reminder of the Faithfulness and Goodness of our Lord, who blessed us with His Son, Jesus Christ, before blessing us with Toby.

Robert was chosen to honor my dad. A man who taught me self-sacrifice, gentleness, honesty and integrity. There are many, many things that I learned from my father that I will be attempting to instill in my son as the years go by. There isn't a time in my life growing up that I can't remember my dad not BEING there. He may not have had all the answers nor did everything right, but I knew how much he loved me by never missing a game, a concert, a birthday party, or disciplining me when needed. My dad wasn't my best friend growing up- he was too busy being my Father... I hope my son will honor your name.

Kelli and I have tons to say so more will follow shortly. Thank you all again for your thoughts and prayers-

Joe

2 comments:

Megan Yoder said...

he's PRECIOUS!!! and lets talk about how close i was to everything in the baby pool except the gender. i win kelli! haha. love ya and congratulations!!!

Angela Willibey said...

Congrats to you! Toby is so cute (of course), and we can't wait to see more pictures. Enjoy every second because time flies much too quickly. God IS good. Love you!