Tuesday, October 14, 2008

It's a BOY!!!

My husband and I are having a baby boy and have named him Isaac. We haven't quite figured out a middle name yet so if you have any serious suggestions, we'd love to hear them. Serious meaning not some weird name or beer brand like Guinness which is what my husband wanted...great beer, not great middle name.

But I'd like to share with you how we came up with his name. Husband and I have been trying to have Isaac now for two+ years. After an Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy we became very discouraged and started to wonder if having children was even in our plans. We knew God was promising children to us but that promise was overwhelmed by what-ifs overcrowding our thoughts. Thinking I wouldn't be able to provide children for my husband helped me spiral downwards, eventually being diagnosed with severe depression. But I knew God's promise.

I took comfort in Abraham and Sarah's story in the book of Genesis from the Old Testimate of the Bible. Like God promised a child to them, I knew to wait patiently for our promise to be fulfilled. And luckily the thought of my husband sleeping with our maid-servant was not appealing to me (read the story, you'll get it). Even though Abraham and Sarah were very very old and waited much longer than we did, it still seemed to relate to me and comfort me throughout this time.

Low and behold, God blessed Abraham and Sarah with a son, whom they named Isaac. Isaac eventually became the ruler of the Christian Nation. And not that our son will be expected to live up to that high of expectations, he will live knowing that God has chosen him to be our son. We are so very thankful for that.

(See his wanker?!)


M. Elizabeth said...

So cute! And what a way to end the story... Geez, Mary! :-P

M. Elizabeth said...

Name idea: As I was reading your story about Abraham and Sarah, I started thinking about Hannah. She desperately wanted a child and prayed fervently for him, promising to give him back to the Lord. Read 1 Samuel chapter 1. How about the name Isaac Samuel?