Saturday, June 07, 2008
I have recently been given the huge responsibility of updating the blog when Julie and Noah cannot. Although I am not reporting any new news today, I thought I would "test" the blog before August. So, while I am here, I thought it would be a good time for me to make a public confession - and yes, I have already discussed this with Julie. When Julie was anxiously awaiting the time to find out if the baby was a boy or a girl, all she talked about was having a girl. She wanted a girl more than anything. She wanted a girl so much, she and Noah already had a name picked out. Magdalena Grace. She was so excited about the name. Me? I couldn't believe that was the name they picked out! How was this little girl going to grow up in Mississippi with that name? Would she ever learn how to spell her name? I had to look at an email everytime I wanted to spell it. Now, as everything has progressed, I continually am reminded of Jeremiah 1:4-5. "The word of the Lord came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." God gave Julie and Noah the most beautiful name for my precious niece. In most of our lives, at some time or another, we have known several Marys, Katies, and Amys. But, we will all probably know only one Magdalena Grace. And, she has already left a huge imprint on your heart, as she has mine.