Owen was born at 1:35pm on August 10th, weighing 7 lbs, 14 oz. He is very strong, which he demonstrated as he fought off nurse after nurse who foolishly tried to give him a bath (the picture to the right captures him defiantly insisting, “Hands off, lady!”). He also inherited his dad’s enormous feet. The nurses, evidently still smarting from their failed attempts to bathe him, were laughing at him because his feet were longer than the box that he was supposed to record his footprints in.
Our prayer for our son is that he would have the warm and kind heart of his grandpa William (my dad), the strength and genuine love and warmth of his great-grandpa Stanley (Leslie’s grandfather) and, above all, the deep delight in communion with God and the passionate desire for holiness and purity of John Owen (one of his dad’s favorite pastors and writers).
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