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9.25.2006

The Name Game

The only question that we've been asked more often than "When are you going to China?" is "What are you going to name her?" And I know we've frustrated more than one loving family member/friend by responding, "We don't know yet."

Of course the travel part people understand. It isn't like we have any strings to pull thousands of miles away in communist government system. But the name thing humors me. I can't tell you how many times someone has looked me straight in the eyes and said, "I won't tell anyone, come on, you can tell me." But really the answer is, "No, I can't ~ not because I don't want to tell you, but because we just haven't decided yet." Oh sure, there is a short list (about four that we really like). And just knowing that there is a short list is making Aunt Traci crazy (but I still haven't broken down to tell her).

Some look at me and say, "After all this waiting you haven't decided yet?" In fact I think that it is because of the waiting that we haven't decided...

This entire process is the longest thing I have ever waited for ~ well, maybe anticipating my driver's license, but this is much more monumental! I do think that it has been an amazing journey with God by my side. Thank you so much to those of you who have prayed Ian and I through this wait. Without God and you I would be a bit crazy by now ~ I'm sure at least many pounds heavier in this 20 month pregnancy! Because of how long we've waited, I've come to realize more and more how wonderful it is going to be to finally become a mommy. And I know that I will make mistakes in parenting, but I want to get as many things as possible right. That's why we're waiting on making the final selection on a name. I believe that when we see her picture for the first time we will look into those beautiful dark eyes and know what her name should be.

2 comments:

Traci Cline said...

alright alright... I'll shush about the name! :)

LaoLao Shultz said...

Other better not know her name before Grandma Shultz knows! haha
Whatever the name is, it will be just right. Can't wait to look into those dark brown eyes and see the first smile on her tiny little mouth!!!