Forgotten Voices' Mission:

"Demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical & spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Announcing Arrival of Avery Joy Keith

Friends - Katie and I are excited to announce the arrival of Avery Joy Keith, born June 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm. She was 7 lbs 6 oz and we are waiting on her height from the nursery. Avery and Katie are doing well! Throughout, Katie was incredible and a testament to the love of God for all of us. Here are two pictures.

When Katie and I were praying and considering a name, we came upon Avery and couldn't let it go. No other name was right. Avery, in the English translation, means wisdom (or elf wisdom in some translations, which I really like). Throughout our pregnancy and our marriage, Katie and I regularly prayed for wisdom for how we should live our lives before God. So, when we learned this name we loved means wisdom, it is even more perfect. May God grant us wisdom to raise Avery.

Katie brings me great Joy every day. Daily, Katie and I experience Joy in fellowship with all of you and this world.  When God grants us wisdom, Joy follows.  Also, Joy is the middle name of my younger sister Heidi, who brings Joy to all who know her. Her life is a testament to God's grace and love for the whole Keith family.

More pictures are coming, but join us in praising God for the arrival of Avery Joy Keith!

We are so thankful for your prayers leading up to today and in the days ahead.

With love and appreciation,
The Keith Family

PS The staff here are wonderful! Special love to Nurse Sue!


Krista Photography said...

YAY! Congratulations Ryan & Katie!!! So excited for you guys! Avery is lovely :)

Cindy said...

Congrats Katie and Ryan! Avery- what a perfect name!