To all our dear friends and family,
Praise be Jesus now and forever!
It is with great joy that we present our newest addition to the Dussault family, Remi Chariton! After a long eventful wait, because there's no other way to describe a ballooning belly chasing 4 others kids over nine months with a couple housing moves, we are finally holding our 6th child! Baby was born this past Thursday in the early morning after peaceful labor and easy (ha... right!) delivery. At least, it offered a chance to participate in redemptive suffering. Many of you reading this will have been personally prayed for during the hours of effort to bring him forth.
On June 16th, at 5:02 am, we welcomed this precious life into the world. With the gender a surprise as usual…we greeted a little BOY weighing 5lbs 1oz, 17 inches long. The name we had picked seemed to fit this little guy just perfect. Our Remi Chariton and is named after St. Remigius or Remi, who had a huge part to play in preaching the gospel to the Franks and lived from 437 to 533. We encourage you to read more of his story here. There is also an incredible Abbey of St. Remi which we'd hope to visit too here. Remi’s middle namesake is for Sharbel’s late brother Chariton (after St. Chariton) who is surely in heaven looking down with a big smile. As many of you may remember, he was handicapped his whole life and presented to all of us who encountered him an opportunity to serve the least amongst us. Chariton's ever joyful presence in our lives taught us so much and he will forever be the saint we were blessed to live with.
Baby Remi joins 3yr old sister Emiliana Jean, 5yr old brother Anselm John, 9yr old brother Simeon Sweede, and 14yr old brother Tabor Sharbel. We also remember our baby Joseph Peace whom we lost 2 hrs after birth in April 2015.
Remi is wonderful and healthy, a great nurser and sleeper so far...truly a "little brother." We are a super in love with ever single inch of his preciousness! It such a joy to present him to you and we hope that you will be a source of enrichment for him in this life through your friendship and prayers.
As we rejoice in the Lord for our ever growing family and the gift of new life, we are reminded of the culture of death that surrounds us in the present age. Almost everywhere you encounter the strong secular culture that is quickly eroding the family, the movement against traditional family and the eroding of any moral compass. The family is under severe pressure and is buckling under the weight. We encourage all of you to join us as we pray for families, for a return to Catholic Christian values and for the restoration of the family, the foundation of a healthy society. When the family is attacked and chooses to live outside its God given design, then the world will reap the consequences that we are seeing unfold before our very eyes.
May you and yours be close and much blessed now and always,
Rebecca Dussault and family