Mandi at A Blog About Miscarriage has just posted the most wonderful birth story! Her little David is one of our own — I was honored to do a consultation for her while she was pregnant, and to offer nickname ideas for the little man once he arrived — and his birth story is amazing. Suffice it to say, I now know how the mess from a car birth is cleaned up! 😮 I’m also so moved by the healing God allowed Mandi to experience through David’s birth. He is so good, and knows exactly what we need. ❤
Speaking of births, I read Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts over the Thanksgiving weekend, and loved this bit about baby naming:
“Name’s important,” [Moses] said. “Keeps track of who you are.”
“I guess so.”
“That’s right. Name’s an important thing. You picked a name for your baby yet?”
“Not, but I got some I’m thinking about.”
“Well, take your time. Can’t rush a thing like that. Name’s too important to hurry.”
“You know,” she said as she popped the Life Saver into her mouth. “I’ve been thinking about Wendi, with an i, or maybe Candy, if it’s a girl.”
“Get your baby a name that means something. A sturdy name. Strong name. Name that’s gonna withstand a lot of bad times. A lot of hurt.”
I know we all totally get it. The names of our faith absolutely help us know who to turn to in the bad times.
I hope Advent has started in a wonderful and blessed way for you all!