Archive for March, 2009

Baptism Photos

Monday, March 30th, 2009

It was a joyous occasion with many friends and relatives in attendance as Justin was formally entered into the promises and oaths of covenant with our God.

Glad Tidings: A son is born

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Justin March 22

With deepest joy and gratitude to God for the safe arrival

of our precious baby,

we would like to announce the birth of our first son,

Justin Wilberforce Kidd

born at 5:33 pm on Saturday, March 21, 2009

weighing 6 lbs. 9oz. (3.0kg)

The Baptism:

Justin will be baptized at

2:30pm, on Sunday, March 29, 2009

at the New Horizon Church in Scarborough.

See for directions.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

There will be a time of refreshments after the service.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are Justin’s birth specifications? A: weight: 6 lb. 9 oz. (3.0kg);  length: 21inches (53cm), brown hair, brown eyes (for now), no major birth marks.
  2. How long was Kristin’s labour? A: 15 hours total, 8 hours active labour.
  3. Were there any complications? A: Nothing but a minor internal tear.  Praise the Lord!
  4. Where was the birth? A: Justin was born in 18 inches of warm water (birth pool) in our dining room attended by midwives.
  5. How is breastfeeding? A: As of day two (March 23rd) Justin has had a few pretty good feeds, and is latching properly at times, but he’s still more sleepy than hungry.
  6. Why did you name him Justin Wilberforce?  A:  Justin means “just” and we want him to become a man of boldness and tenacity like William Wilberforce (see the movie Amazing Grace) to reverse today’s social evils such as abortion.
  7. What’s Justin’s theme verse? A: Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you  But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? (New King James Version)
  8. Why are you choosing to baptize your baby? A: We do not believe baptism will make the baby go to heaven automatically.  But just as male babies received the covenant sign of circumcision in the Old Testament, we believe that God requires us to put His mark of ownership on our children, and in baptism He promises to save our children if they grow up to repent of their sins personally and to love and obey the Lord Jesus.
  9. Do you need meals or anything for the baby? A:  We have received so much and are abundantly supplied with pre-cooked meals and baby things.    At this point, you might consider sending a gift to the Christian Blind Mission in honour of Justin’s birth.   CBMI provides eye operations and life saving treatments to children in the third world who are truly in need.  Donate Online Thank you all for your love and prayers for us at this precious time!

Jed is almost here…

Friday, March 20th, 2009

Here’s a Photo of us from March 7th.

March 7, 2009

Delayed Arrival

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Friends and family have been staking their bets, making predictions as to when our little baby (fondly nicknamed ‘Jed’) will arrive, but there have been no signs yet. Already our little one is 4 days past his/her due date, and a few of our friends and family have been forced to change their prediction to a later day.

This amusing situation reminds me of a scene from the movie “Airplane.” For those of you who have not seen it, the movie is basically a spoof off of a number of films. The general plot involves a passenger plane which suddenly experiences several cases of food poisoning, the pilot and co-pilot being among the victims. A psychologically traumatized fighter pilot who happens to be onboard is called upon to fly and attempt to land the aircraft at the destined airport. He eventually consents, and as he brings the plane careening down the runway, it rolls past its docking bay where a crowd of passengers is waiting to board. The announcement is made over the airport intercom that the plane is now stopping at “docking bay number 21…number 22…number 23…number 24.” The waiting passengers climb to their feet, looking confused, and begin moving from docking bay to docking bay with their luggage, eventually running through the airport trying to keep up with the arriving plane.

In similar fashion, it seems the our little one is forcing everyone to move from one day to the next in their predictions. Rather comical, if you ask me. 🙂