We are excited to announce the birth of our first child, Aletheia Grace! She was born on 6/15 (she was my day-early father's day present) and weighed 7 lbs. 6oz and was 22 inches long. It's been an amazing journey so far. It's astounding how the woman's body changes so much from conception to after the birth. The human body truly is created in such a wonderful way! Not only the fact that the woman's body changes but that another person is being formed inside. Then he/she comes out and yet there are still changes in the woman's body!
The story of how we decided on her name goes back several years, even before Karen and I had met. I was studying Greek several years ago and as I learned more vocabulary words I ran across the word: ἀλήθεια or transliterated into English aletheia. The word means truth. As I ran across that word for the first time, I thought that it would be a great name for a girl. And so here we are. And grace just seems so inseparable from the truth that the two just go together.