Friday, June 24, 2011

Her name...

This is a first. I have never picked out a name so long before actually seeing the child I'm naming. But this name is ... inspired. It's been on my heart for awhile. So what does it mean to us?

Charlotte - It is the feminine version of the name Charles, which just happens to be part of both mine and Scott's dads' names. Charlotte is also a tribute to a Baptist missionary named "Lottie" Moon (short for Charlotte) who was a member of our church when she was appointed to CHINA!

Abigail - Gail is my mom's middle name. One of the meanings for 'Abigail' is father's joy. God has called us across the world to bring an orphan home. To give her a name. To give her a family. I want my daughter to KNOW that she is wanted. Loved. Cherished. Her Father's joy!

5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling. 
(Psalm 68)

“How many there are … who imagine that because Jesus paid it all, they need pay nothing, forgetting that the prime object of their salvation was that they should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in bringing back a lost world to God.” Tungchow, China,Sept. 15, 1887 (Lottie Moon)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I was wondering if it was a meaningful name to you guys! :)