My son, I am your father Joshua-Joel Caleb. Welcome to our world, a world full of danger and shelter, pain and pleasure, sorrow and joy. Today you join your mother and I in a proud tradition of teachers and pastors, sailors and soldiers, scientists and engineers, artists and musicians. Your mother and I conceived you but the Lord our God brought you forth through divine intention. We give you our time, our thought, our hearts, our love and our very selves until we are no more. Be strong and courageous for the world will ask much of you. We ask that you meditate on the Word of the Lord day and night that you may know its wisdom, and through its wisdom, love and through love the blessing of every good thing. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.