Tuesday, January 7, 2014

LOA!!

I'm late posting - heck I have been terrible about blogging - and even worse blogging for real LOL!

BUT we received our LOA on 1/2/14

Have I even shared his name?  I don't think so -

We wanted a name with the Da (not the long A but like when your Dr wants you to open wide to look at your throat.)

His Chinese name is YueDa, he is 11 - we want an American name for him, and a Biblical one.

I looked and looked - there are not many names that fit into our requirements above.

Then I saw Dawson - it means Son of David - hmmm now most would say
 but your husband's name is Chris.  
But all I could think of when I read the meaning was that being the son of "King" David fit him perfectly - 
a child who was a son for 2 years (until we assume they figured out something was wrong) 
and now our son, 
but most importantly a forever son.  
And it flows perfectly with our older two.

Then we wanted a nickname for him - our oldest goes by his initials and Brahm could if he wanted, so onto a vowel name.

Ezekial - means God Strengthens - just perfect!!

And his nickname can be Dek (said like Dex) I know you are rolling your eyes by now but our oldest is Tak and EVERYONE calls him that LOL!

So, in just about 3 months Dawson Ezekial (do I add a second middle YueDa)? will be joining us.  We are excited and scared to death at the same time.  I so know God has this, I know we are following His path and I know that it's my humanness that is worried about the details.  So as the new year dawns upon us I am trying more and more to rest in His word, allowing him to navigate this ship and not worry about where it's going and how we are gonna get there!


6 comments:

  1. Those 3 months will fly by! I'm beyond happy and excited for you. :)

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  2. Congratulations!..I love the sound of Dawson Ezekial YueDa.....lovely name.
    mm,vancouver,wa.

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  3. Congratulations, love the name! Also love your Christmas card. Will pray for your family. How is Cav doing? I think of him often.

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  4. I love that picture! :-) Congrats on LOA! I love the name story too (especially being a Biblical name myself.) I emailed you back in the middle of December, but it probably - quite understandably! - got lost in the chaos, so I'll send it again. :-)
    ~Ruth

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  5. Congratulations!! You have a beautiful family!

    I do have a question. My husband and I are looking into adoption and we have NO idea where to start. We live in Ohio. ANY information would be great at this point! You can email me at RBH3N5@fuse.net

    Thank you. :)

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  6. :) I've wanted to do team shirts like this for my family for years! Congrats on loa!

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