My wife Sara and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our fifth child, Theodore Gregory Dahlen! He was born on Sunday, March 9th at 7:13AM, weighing in at 9 pounds, 6 ounces and 23 inches long. By God’s grace, both mom and baby are healthy and happy. And I didn’t faint.
Names are very important to us. We have strategically named all of our children in such a way that exemplifies God’s hand in our family story. We fully acknowledge that we are nothing without Jesus, and wouldn’t be where we are today without His divine guidance, peace, grace and mercy. May God do a mighty work through our children, and bless us with a legacy of Christian faith.
A little over four years ago, Sara and I endured a tragedy that almost ended her life. Not knowing whether we’d be able to have any more children, we see our son’s life as truly miraculous. In honor of this precious gift, we name him Theodore, meaning “gift of God”. It’s also no coincidence that my faith hero is named Rev. Theodore Asare. In fact, the two of them even share the same birthday! We pray that our son would embrace his miraculous existence, and that God would give him a bold vision to impact the world for Christ, just like Rev. Asare.
Our lives have also been immeasurably touched by Sara’s Uncle Gordon and Aunt Sarah Gregory. They possess contagious faith in Christ. They exemplify unconditional love. They model the importance of service to others. Their generosity and humility are overwhelming. Their loyalty is unwavering. So, we give our son the middle name Gregory in their honor. We pray that God would give our son an extra measure of their faith, love, generosity, humility, loyalty and heart for service.
Please join us in praising God for our son Theodore Gregory!