Tuesday, December 15, 2009

***Announcement: It's a...

The McPherson family...Josh, Sharon, EllaMae & Levi...are pleased to announce that they are all looking forward to the arrival of another little...


...to grow our precious family.

Now the name search begins...for us this is a very important part of their little lives.  As my husband puts it, "we want their names to serve as a sort of 'anchor' in the midst of life...".  

As many of you know, Ella Mae was lavished upon in the name department.  Her given name is Audra Mae Isabella McPherson.

Audra means: overcomer of many difficulties...
Mae means: gift of God...
Isabella (or Ella) means: beautiful...

While her nickname, Ella Mae means: beautiful gift of God...

...very fitting, I might add.

Levi means: harmony ("At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister and to pronounce blessings in his name, as they still do today.  That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance..." Deuteronomy 10:8&9)

Gregory means: vigilant & watchful (and is in honor of his Grandpa Gregory McPherson)

He will be reminded, everytime he hears his name, of his spiritual heritage and the legacy of his grandpa.

And so the search has started...with prayer and joy...as we hope to find a name to fit this lady and the circumstances that have defined her life thusfar, that she may bring glory to God and honor to His name.

Thanks for the prayers for her little life.  Please continue to pray that she stays in her small "womb-home" until the proper time.  We would like it if she remained inside until she is at least 36 weeks along (February 8th or so). For this would be best for her lungs & development. 

Trusting and rejoicing,
(for the McPherson family)

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." 
Romans 15:13

1 comment:

Joce said...

Yippee! Congratulations! We too LOVE to find names with strong meanings. Our son Elijah Ryan, means Jehovah is God & Man of Distinction, our 2nd son is Noah Zachary, which is Peace & Rest and the Lord Remembers. And lastly, our daughter is Savannah Joy, which means fruitful. God speaks so powerfully through names, in fact, when each of our children were born, their names are a direct reflection of the season we were in and what God was teaching and revealing to us. Sooo neat. We'll pray for you, as you joyfully search for the perfect name for your newest little princess!! So excited for you.