An early Christmas present has arrived at the Dussault household. Our little Anselm decided to come into the world 5 weeks early weighing in at 4 lbs. 10 oz. None of us was anticipating such a surprise. In fact Sharbel was in Boulder about 5 hours away on a business trip and didn't make it home for the birth. However Rebecca was in good hands with the midwife, hospital staff and both Grandma Carols. No reason could be found for the early delivery, I guess the little guy was ready and wanted to join us for Christmas. He is healthy and is at home with mom and family. You can click on the link for some more photos of Anselm.
Photos of Anselm
The name was chosen after St. Anselm whom was an Archbishop and Doctor of the Church. 1033 -1109 AD
Anselm was one of the greatest philosophers and theologians of the Middle Ages. He argued eloquently for the existence of God. He had a charming personality and was very generous toward the poor. You can read his complete story at the link below.
The middle name is after Sharbel's father John (1940-1998). Grandpa John was a wonderful father and loved his children with great devotion. He would be so excited to welcome little Anselm and honored to be chosen as the middle name.
Also John refers back to St. John, the youngest and most beloved disciple of Christ who was present at the first Eucharist and at the foot of the cross.
Life of Saint Anselm