“Gift of God”! That is the meaning of the name of our new little Holsby “Teebee” …
NAME: Matteo Zachary Strohm
DATE: 4 March 2015
TIME: 9:24 a.m.
WEIGHT: 3435 grams (about 7 lbs., 14 oz.)
LENGTH: 49 cm. (about 19 in.)
PARENTS: Brad & Cece Strohm
SIBLINGS: Kayley, Oliver & Tobin
This time, the ride to the hospital was not for a broken bone. Little Matteo was delivered by C-section at the scheduled time and – praise the Lord – all was well both at the hospital and at home!
The significance of a name is important to the Strohm family. Besides the indication of Matteo being God’s gift to them as a family, the name Zachary comes from the Hebrew word “zakar,” which means “to remember.” Cece shared with me:
The celebration of Passover is soon here, and the theme of this feast is “to remember” – to remember God’s deliverance, but also to remember to share it and teach it to the next generation. Together these names are also a New Testament reminder that God has remembered and redeemed us and that is a GIFT of God. Zachary is also a little “wink” to Brad’s friend who led him to Christ.
Kayley, Oliver and Tobin were quite excited to meet their new little brother in the hospital. Can you tell?!
Yes, to remember God’s faithfulness in redeeming us is important and to share that redeeming love with future generations is vital. We know that is Brad’s and Cece’s desire – that God’s truth will flow on down through the generations of their family. Why?
That they might set their hope in God
And not forget the works of God,
But might keep HIS commandments …
And remember that God is their Rock,
And the Most High God their Redeemer.
(Psalm 78:7, 35)
Congratulations to the whole Strohm family!!