Saturday, July 14, 2007

Tristan Asher is the name

We have been going back and forth since our doctor's appt. on Wednesday trying to decide on the name for our 3rd boy. We were sitting at the dinner table tonight and Tanner said, "well mommy, what name sounds better if you're yelling it across the soccer field and what name looks cooler on the back of a soccer jersey?" (This coming from our 11 year old who has played soccer since he was 4, now you understand!) We laughed and said, "good point", so we started yelling, "Tristan!" and then "Tripp!". We kept doing this over and over and then Trayc said, "we should save the name Tripp for the 4th boy you know we'll have, because it will definitely be a trip if we have a 4th boy", I said, "okay, that's just not funny!". See, I come from a girly kind of family, I have a sister (who has 1 girl), a step-sister(who has 3 girls), a sister-in-law(who has 2 girls) and I have mostly girl cousins, so I knew NOTHING, I mean NOTHING about boys. Tanner, our 11 year old, has had to teach me how to get down in the floor and play with cars, trucks, trains, etc. I just want to go to my little girl's ballet recital and play with dolls for once, but ya know, the Lord has a reason for us to keep having boys. Trayc said to look at it like this, "the Lord knew that we needed more godly Christian men in this world we live in today so maybe that's what we are doing, raising godly Christian boys to become godly Christian men to live for Him, serve Him and make an impact in this world". Okay that actually sounds very rewarding to me! I will definitely start looking at having ALL boys very differently. Oh sure, I will still long to do the pink thing, play with baby dolls, have tea parties, etc. but maybe that's not the Lord's will for us. I don't know, I just know that I am trusting in His will not mine. And, if I don't have a little girl then I'll just have to spoil my precious nieces, since I have so many! There is a song sung by the Gaither Vocal Band that comes to mind: "Men full of compassion, who laugh and love and cry, men who'll face eternity and not afraid to die, men who'll fight for freedom, in honor once again, WE JUST NEED A FEW GOOD MEN". My prayer today is that I will be the godly Christian mother who raises Christian boys that will one day grow up and become Christian men who love Jesus with all of their heart and that will make an impact for Him in this world.

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