Sunday, February 10, 2008

his name shall be.....

Silas.

He's a Silas. We will keep his Ethiopian name as his middle name. I can't wait until I can share that too. And his sweet face. I think you will melt. I know we are still in a melted state....

Edited to Add...
My friend Christine emailed me about the meaning of Silas. Everything we had seen up to this point said that Silas meant "wood, from the forest" (not very exciting or sweet). But I believe we gave him a fitting name....

Silas: This name comes from the Aramaic word that means "asked for." Silas was a member of the early church who was, at one time, jailed with Paul for his beliefs.

We definitely asked for him and He gave us imeasurably more than we asked or imagined (see Eph 3:20).

[from Family Education]

The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

13 comments:

K.P. said...

Love the name! I don't remember which one I voted for. Do you follow the "Ethiopia or Bust" blog? Their little boy is Silas and he is a doll! Can't wait to meet yours!
KP

Nikki & Matthew Savage said...

Jill, congrats on the referral! I also love the name Silas. Regarding the giraffe- at Christmas time I saw it in an ad for World Market. But they quickly sold out, so believe it or not, I found one at Kroger's (a grocery store, if you're not familiar with it). My husband also saw them at Toys R Us but they cost twice as much there. Hope that helps! I'll be praying for a speedy successful court date for y'all!
Nikki

Christine said...

I love that the name you chose means "asked for"...so appropriate! Hope to see you again in Ethiopia!
Christine

Susan & Randy said...

Congratulations!!! We just got home last night from Russia where we met our son, Artem Alexander and I wanted to check on you guys and see how things were progressing. What great news to come home to! How long typcially until you get your court date?

Bri said...

I loved seeing the excitement on both your faces when I saw you at the commissary yesterday. Your happiness is contagious, you know. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face.
Bri

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh sweet Silas - congratulations. I bet you two just cried when you "put" the name with the picture of your son's face. WONDERFUL! Of course we are excited to read and eventually see the 3 of you united. It is GOOD.
Much love from springshine sunny Oxford,
sabrina

Zack & Rebecca Caldwell said...

I love it! Can't wait to meet him!

Rob & Candy said...

Yah!
Candy

E said...

Yay!!! I LOVE this name!

Love,
Erica

shawn and tisha said...

I like the name Silas and the meaning is so perfect! I'm so happy for you guys!:)
Tisha

Jenn said...

Awww, Silas. Not what I voted for, but PERFECT all the same! I am so happy for all 3 of you. God is so good!

Apryl said...

I love his name--I think I even voted for it! Can't wait to hear about court for you!
apryl

kristin said...

I love that name too! YAY

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