Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Welcome to the World


I'd like to introduce my readers to the long awaited Mr. Douglass 'Ali Copeland born early this morning. As you can see he is a very beautiful bit of heaven. God is the Most Glorious. More photos and reflections to come in the future.

"Praised be Thou, O Lord my God! Graciously grant that this infant be fed from the breast of Thy tender mercy and loving providence and be nourished with the fruit of Thy celestial trees. Suffer him not to be committed to the care of anyone save Thee, inasmuch as Thou, Thyself, through the potency of thy sovereign will and power, didst create and call him into being. There is none other God but Thee, the Almighty, the All-Knowing.

Lauded art Thou, O my Best Beloved, waft over him the sweet savors of Thy transcendent bounty and the fragrances of Thy holy bestowals. Enable him then to seek shelter beneath the shadow of Thy most exalted Name, O Thou Who holdest in Thy grasp the kingdom of names and attributes. Verily, Thou art potent to do what Thou willest, and Thou art indeed the Mighty, the Exalted, the Ever-Forgiving, the Gracious, the Generous, the Merciful."

- Bahá'u'lláh

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations p and m. Ya Baha'ul-Abha!

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! He is so cute!
    Congratulations P & M!!
    Amma :)

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  3. AH! phillippe! oh, praise. he is BEAUTIFUL! so calm and assured, too! i wonder whether the world is as he expected it. WELCOME, little one, WELCOME!

    and much love and kindness to your dear wife, please. we've got three months to go before our enchilada joins us (and stops punching me from the inside). she is definitely in my prayers as well.

    much love,
    leila

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  4. YAY!! YAY!!YAY!!! Much love to you both. I'm so happy for you guys.

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  5. Dat's what I'm talkin' 'bout. Sometimes slang is just so fitting:) Congrats family.

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  6. Welcome, Douglas 'Ali Copeland, to this garden of delights. You look very cute indeed, and I hope you won't give your lovely parents too many sleepless nights!

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  7. Phillipe,

    What a handsome, and solemn, son you have in trust. I hope you have many sleepless nights now - so that Douglass can train you properly; and few in the future - when he steps outside the home.

    With all blessings,
    Reed

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  8. darius afnan6:48 PM

    If the sky is not in love, then it will not be so clear.
    If the sun is not in love, then it will not be giving any light.
    If the river is not in love, then it will be in silence, it will not be moving.
    If the mountains, the earth are not in love, then there will be nothing growing."


    May your troubles be less,
    may your blessings be more,
    and may nothing but happiness
    come through your door!

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  9. Congratulations !!!
    Congratulations !!!
    Congratulations !!!

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  10. Congratulations Maura and Phillipe!!! love, Kendra and Thomas

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  11. Congratulations! Perhaps the best news ever to be shared in this Blog!
    Congratulations, dear Phillipe!

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  12. Welcome to the Matrix! Congratulations Maura and Phillipe - get some sleep while you can.

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  13. How wonderful!!!!!!!!!! What a blessing!!!!! Many congratulations!
    Anne

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  14. aww he is beautiful. :-)

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  15. Dearest Maura and Phillipe. Many congratulations on the birth of Douglass 'Ali. He looks gorgeous. Salumeh and my prayers will be with the whole family.
    B,

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  16. Congratulations bruh!! That is one handsome young man. I know you and Maura have to be so excited. I'm taken back to the birth of my first daughter. One love

    Carl

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  17. a pretty baby.... ya gotta see the baby!!!

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  18. So happy for you and Maura - I can't wait to welcome Douglass in person :) (but will wait until I get over this poorly timed cold!)

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  19. The world needs more frizzy babies. Good work. Congratulations, I'm so excited for you 3!!

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  20. Brently9:47 AM

    It is exciting to watch you starting your new journey. Enjoy every moment. He will be beating you at scrabble and getting his own PHD before you know it.

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  21. God is most glorious! I am happy for all three of you and experiencing the gift of life! Blessings and prayers for the whole family!

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  22. Congratulations! Your new life starts now.

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  23. Douglass 'Ali, we have been waiting for you. Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
    Joe, Allison, and Louis Grover Khoury

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