Saturday, March 24, 2007

way better put by my husband...........................

"And now, my daughter, don't be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character." - Ruth 3:11
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies." - Proverbs 31:10
* Adelaide = Noble; or "of noble kind"

It is our desire to be very intentional about the names we give to the children God blesses us with. Upon learning that our first child was to be a female, we searched the Scriptures to find what kind of character, spirit, and attitude God is pleased to see in a woman. The above referenced versus really resounded loudly in our hearts, and we soon discovered the name, "Adelaide." We were very excited to find a name that reflected our deep conviction for this child, and to find it to also be pleasant sounding, unique, and beautiful.

Adelaide's middle name is Esme. As you know, Amy was adopted, and has never known a blood relative. This is the first time in her life where she is able to have connection with someone of her own biological family. Amy's name (Amy) means "beloved." Esme is an old French name that also means "beloved," "loved," or "esteemed," and is a derivative of the name, Amy. This middle name we picked out reflects what we hope we can offer Adelaide and also provides for a connection in name with her mother. We think it's really pretty sounding too (e-zum-ay)!!!!

Now you know the scoop as to how we decided on Adelaide's name, and would love for you to join us in continuous hope and prayer that her heart would grow responsive to the Lord, and that she would someday become a woman of noble character. Thank you.

Much love,

Justin and Amy Souza