On April 7 at 7:47pm, weighing 7lb 4oz, Joshua Lawrence Staddon gave the world another reason to rejoice. We praise the Lord for giving Kendalyn strength for the delivery and a happy, healthy baby. Thank you all for your prayers!
Ironically, on Monday before the name had been announced, several of us happened to be reading the story of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his historic charge at the battle of Gettysburg. Little did we know that very evening Kendalyn would go into labor, bearing the child who would share his name and the legacy of valor and courage at a critical moment in our nation’s history.
“And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40)