Andrew and I picked out Bonnie’s name so quickly. I guess since we tried so long to get pregnant we had plenty of time to think about names before we even got pregnant. Of course, the same was not the case with this baby! Plus, during the first trimester or so, before we knew Baby’s gender, I had such a strong feeling it was a boy, so we hadn’t given girl names much thought. We did have a boy name picked out, but I will keep that one a secret… just in case we ever need it. Because if there’s one thing this baby has taught me it is that you just never know.
I believe we serve a God who cares about our hearts far more than He cares about our happiness or our comfort. He knew I needed to go through a loss after our FET if I was ever going to have a heart change and learn the meaning of total surrender. But I have learned it, and I’ve never felt such peace in my spirit as I have these past seven or eight months. And not just in regards to growing our family, but in all things.
One thing I had a hard time making peace with was a stinkin’ name for our daughter! Here is what our list looked like:
Even though we’d originally thought we would keep her name off social media until she was born, it is so hard to write her weekly posts without calling her by name! So here is what we finally settled on, although even one we decided on the name it took me awhile to feel confident in the decision!
I mentioned last week that my sister and her husband are expecting a baby boy in August. They’ve decided on the name Sam Lowry. Lowry is my dad’s middle name, and Sam is his dad’s first name!