Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Girl

As soon as we decided for sure that we were adopting a girl, I wanted to choose a name. The baby we are adopting is very real to me, just as real as my boys were during my pregnancies. It may take her a little longer to get here, but I love her and pray for her every day, so it only makes sense that we give her a name.
We will name our daughter Mia Grace. We may end up changing the middle name once we see her and learn her African name, but for now she is our Mia Grace.
The name Mia is significant to me for a few reasons. First of all, Justin was the one who first suggested it, and I immediately loved it. I have a very dear friend named Mia. She has been one of my best friends ever since we met during freshman orientation at Louisiana Tech. She has always been there to encourage me, pray for me, and challenge me in my faith.
So, like I said I loved the name, but wondered what it meant. I looked it up and found out that it meant "Mine". I instantly knew that was the name of our daughter. Our daughter who is an orphan, a child who has no parents, will someday be mine. She is my little girl! She belongs in our family and we love her already. She may not be born or even conceived yet. I may not even lay eyes on her for another year or more, but she is mine! She is Mia and Jesus knows who she is. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."Psalm 139:13
We chose the name Grace, because we know that it is only by the grace of God that we will be able to bring her home. I can't wait to hold her in my arms and call her mine.


  1. Oh, I just LOVE her name! So beautiful!! We have a Callie "Grace", and I just love it for a middle name! Love what Mia's name means...precious!!

  2. I LOVE the name Mia; it has always been one of my favorites. Our friend Mia is a terrific example of the name too. I'm so excited to watch this process unfold and how God is teaching you through this process. Love y'all!