If you follow me on IG, you may have seen #journeytosandj under our adoption photos. I wanted to take a moment to talk about what it means.
A few years ago, God laid two names on our heart. We thought they were meant to be for our second born child. Then, Josh came to me one day and said that he believed our son was to be named Israel. I am EXTREMELY picky about names. We pray about them. We talk about them. We try it out with all of our names to make sure it fits. I’ve mentioned before, but I had to get used to the name Israel. I definitely let Josh lead on this one. He was so confident in that name, that I was not about to try to change his mind. I know if I had said, “NO WAY!” he would have been okay with that, because he’s that kind of guy, but I would not do that. I love that he felt so confident in the name the Lord wanted for our son. We realized then that God was truly laying those two names on our hearts for our children who would come to us through adoption.
Selah & Judah
The names we have prayed over for many years. We choose a verse for the year for each of our children, and this year we chose one for Selah and Judah.
When we talk about our children that are in Haiti, those are the names we say.
If you ask Eden about her brother and sister, she will tell you that their names are Selah and Judah.
The funny thing is, we have no idea if we are getting a boy and a girl. We have no idea if we are even bringing home TWO kids. We are choosing to be open to 1-2 children, but we have no idea who God has chosen for our family.
And of course, since moving, we have become friends with a family that has a Judah. I always get so weird about “stealing” someone’s name so there’s that.
I don’t know if God will bless us with a boy and a girl. I don’t know if we will choose the names they were born with. But, for now, these are the names that we are praying over until we know who are children are.
I will admit, I will be so excited when we know if there will be 1 or 2 more Crain babies because then I will know if I should say child or children.
It’s the little things…