Wednesday, August 06, 2008

For unto us a child is born...

The last couple of weeks has been a period of extremely slow posting. Why?

On Friday, July 18 at 4:53am my son, Michael Patrick Barber, Jr., was born after 33 hours of labor. He was 8lbs. and 11oz.

Of course, I will never be the same. The experience was nothing short of mystical. I came to know and love my wife so much more deeply and profoundly than I could have ever imagined possible.

It has all been so amazing.
I could write volumes on the experience. However, since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll just leave you with these...




















Posting will resume soon...

21 comments:

Ms. Cherry said...

Congratulations!!! Mother and child are beautiful!!! Way to go, new dad! Thank you for posting.

DimBulb said...

Congratulations!

Stuart said...

I was wondering why things had been quiet around here, and I was wondering where you had all gone on holiday! Now I know better! Congratulations: he looks lovely. And a big boy too! Hopefully he won't grow too fast and burn through your babygrows budget!

Michael F. Bird said...

Michael,
On behalf of myself and Joel, congratulations on the birth of Michael Jr. to you and the wife.
Blessings!

Russ said...

Have been grateful to follow your blog for a while now. I do appreciate your careful integration of Old and New Testaments. Thanks.

Congratulations. You have a beautiful son.

Best wishes,
Russell

Marie said...

How beautiful he is! Congratulations! And don't I feel stupid to have not even realized you had gotten married, Michael! :/ So belated congratulations there, as well!

Josh McManaway said...

Wow! Congrats!!! You guys will all be in my prayers!

Danny Garland Jr. said...

Congrats Michael!

Faith said...

Congrats, Michael!

Matthew D. Montonini said...

Michael,

Congratulations to you and yours!

(Somehow, I pulled a "Mike Bird" and my wife's name ended up on the previous message! (i.e. "Faith")

Matthew

Brant Pitre said...

Congratulations, Michael and Kim!!

You know how beautiful I think he is (I got to see him in person!). You and Kim are already wonderful parents, and I look forward to many years of friendship with you both as you experience the joys of parenthood.

God bless little Michael!!
(Is that a copy of the Bible he has hidden underneath him?)

Brant Pitre said...

Congratulations, Michael and Kim!!

You know how beautiful I think he is (I got to see him in person!). You and Kim are already wonderful parents, and I look forward to many years of friendship with you both as you experience the joys of parenthood.

God bless little Michael!!
(Is that a copy of the Bible he has hidden underneath him?)

Celucien L. Joseph said...

Congratulations to you and Kim!

Celucien L. Joseph said...

Congratulations to you and Kim!

Anonymous said...

I heard you speak for the first time at the NCFC last weekend and loved your talks. Congratulations to you and your wife and may God bless him. :)

Michael Barber said...

Wow!

Thanks to everyone for your kind words! We really appreciate it.

God bless!

Danny Zacharias said...

Congrats! I'm very happy for you and your family

Lynne said...

Beautiful!

Best wishes for you and your family.

Henri Tran said...

Congratulations again, Michael & Kim. I had a wonderful time at the Family Conference and it was good to hear you speak once again!

Jim said...

Congrats Mr Barber! I hope to one day enjoy the blessing of a little one :)

just2it said...

congratulations.
may God continue to bless all of u
abundantly in His Love.
pls say Hi to little Michael.

patrick