“We finally got to use our boy name (after roughly 9 years — we talked about it when we were just engaged!) Kolbe Christopher Bissonnette was born early (38 weeks) and is just perfection. In case you happen to be interested in that sort of thing here’s his birth story.
As you know, we have love St. Maximilian Kolbe. Chris and I met in Europe during our study abroad semester with the Franciscan University and began dating there about mid-semester. During our semester we visited many beautiful sites in Europe. The trip to Poland was one that deeply touched both of us. We visited the Divine Mercy shrine and St. John Paul II’s birthplace and Auschwitz. We were both familiar with Fr. Kolbe, but the trip included much more information about his story as well as a visit to the site where he was killed and the cell where he was imprisoned there. His sacrifice, his incredible love of Our Lady and his work to spread Christ’s love imprinted themselves on our hearts forever and now we have a little man to entrust to his patronage. And you know all about the significance of the middle name. Thank you for your wonderful name selections. I now have a wonderful store for the future as well should we be blessed with more little babes!“
I just love how she’s all “in case you happen to be interested in that sort of thing” about Kolbe’s birth story — I LOVE birth stories!! I will read anyone’s anywhere and I’m guaranteed to cry. Birth is such a miracle every.single.time.
A fun tidbit is that when Laura asked me for the consultation she told me they’d had a particular name in mind for a boy since they were engaged, but she didn’t want to tell what it was, as she wanted all fresh suggestions. What a fun challenge! I didn’t guess it on my first go-round, but I did on my second 🙌 and I’m just delighted for Laura and Chris that they finally got to use their so handsome and super saintly boy name.
If you remember, Kolbe joins his beautifully named big sisters:
Congratulations to the whole family, and happy birthday Baby Kolbe!!
Kolbe Christopher and his big sisters