Thursday, August 7, 2008

Named: Faith

(logging in to see Sparrow for the first time.)

"Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

Hebrews 11:1

Faith is also my sister.

Easter 2007

This journey to Sparrow has been one that has truly challenged, stretched, and grown my faith. It has also strengthened my relationship with my sister.

Like the Ethiopian culture, my family and I believe that names and their meanings are important. My sister's name is not just "Faith" it is Constance Faith- constant faith. Faith came to that name after my mother's long struggle with pregnancy loss (including a late-term stillbirth). It was only my mom's constant faith that sustained her through her pregnancy and brought her the fulfillment of God's promise- her first child.

Like my mom, my journey to Sparrow has been one of faith. In choosing this name, I want to proclaim that I did not make this family. I just put my faith in the Father of all of us, and watched as He blessed my faith.

In choosing this name, I also want to honor my sister. She is a great woman of faith, and I admire, respect, and appreciate her. (Hey, I love her, too!) She is a great aunt, and my girls are very lucky to have her in their lives.

(Faith meets Sparrow for the first time- Love at first click!)


~Laura~ said...

You've got one amazing family there sister!

Natalie Fournet said...

It has been amazing to see your faith in this journey....I agree that names are wonderful with special meanings....

I may ask to send something to you to deliver for the babies.....

Rebecca said...

I love names that have real meaning. And, what a sweet sister you have!

Any pictures you can take of our little Eli would be mucho appreciated! E-mail me so I can send you info about him. Do you know when you will travel? My e-mail is rebeccalynnwinter at gmail dot com

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...


Grace, I have admired the way you have walked the walk of "faith" out, allowing the LORD to be LORD over every situation, test, and turn along the journey. In the end, not just your faith grew and was strengthen, but many others including my own.

When the time and season comes, please be open to writing a book so that others, especially single mothers called to the heart of adoption, will have a testiment to the "faith-walk" (include how Abigail's walk has grown also....)

Congratulations "sista-Grace"!