“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” Carl Sandburg
Our family is celebrating this week now that Baby Amy has joined the clan. Twelve days late, a day in labor, and a rough delivery, her mom and dad are joyful that the suffering is behind them and their bundle of love is safely in their arms.
Susanna calls her Baby Button. We call Susanna “Sookie.” Sookie calls me “Groggy.” Nicknames are fun! Most importantly, this baby is called a child of God. The best name!
Her parents named her Amy which means “beloved.” In Song of Solomon, 6:3, it says “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine; he feeds among the lilies.” Amy Brooke is named after her two aunties, Amy and Brooke. Here is the royal announcement:
I close with these words taken from Holy Scriptures and I am praying them over our family’s new baby:
You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. Psalm 8:2
Our grand baby is a gift from the Lord; she is a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3
You made all the delicate, inner parts of our grand baby’s body and knit her together in her mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5