Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tali June


Talia June Rodgers
October 27, 2009
10:06 AM
7 lbs, 7 oz
20.5" long


a bit about the name...
Talia is a contraction of two Hebrew words (tal and y-uh), and means "dew of G‑d."

Dew and rain are both considered great divine blessings, both mentioned many times in the Bible. Of the two, however, dew is considered a greater blessing. This is for several reason, one being that dew is constant, while rain is less dependable. Another advantage of dew is that it is always a blessing, whereas rain is not. Rain can fall to the extent that it is damaging, while dew brings only good.

Chassidic texts explain that rain and dew are both metaphors for divine bounty. Rain isn't a constant, at times there are droughts, because the divine blessing symbolized by rain is dependent on human effort and merit—which aren't always constant. Dew, on the other hand, represents G‑d's kindness that isn't contingent on our actions or behavior, the kindness that stems from His unceasing and immutable love for His children.




With that, we present talia. We are overjoyed and so thankful for a happy, healthy baby.

14 comments:

The Schmidts said...

Congratulations!!! She's beautiful. -Rhiannon

Tee said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for your family.

Jen Schlenker said...

She is beautiful, can't wait for more pictures!

The Harper Family said...

She's beautiful...I can't wait to meet her...hopefully in december...love you!

Soderin Family said...

love her and you guys!

kris pollard said...

yahoo...welcome to earth tali!
she is a beauty. i've been thinking about you guys and especially lily. i bet she is just beaming and loving picking out the outfits for her sis. much love to you five.

kellieacosta said...

wow! great job!! congratulations. love the name. (why do you spell God like "G-d"?) anyways, we love you guys and are glad to see you spawning more of yourselves :) we miss you guys. lots of love from us! love, kellie

Brandon said...

Holly forgot to mention that that quote/info came from 'asktherabi.org'...the spelling of 'God' is shortened to "G-d" in the same way that old testament references to God are truncated to 'YHVH' and the vowels are left out...mysticism...reverence...who knows but that's the skinny.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! You're a rock star Holly!
~ Shannon

Kristen Borland said...

she's beautiful, and the meaning of her name is priceless. congratulations!!

Anna Hosking said...

Beautiful baby girl; beautiful name. Congratulations!

lynn said...

She's perfect! I'll have to glean some 3 kiddo tips from you soon. loves!

The Calamond Connection said...

What a cutie - we can't wait to meet her and are really looking forward to spending Christmas with y'all. I can't wait to hold her and P's just gonna LOVE her!

Marc said...

She is beautiful.