I hope that all of the Daddies out there had a very good day!
It was a good one around here for hubby. We showered him with love and thrifty homemade gifts. He oohed and aahed and made a big deal over each one. Then, he got to the gift I posted a picture of below. He sat and read it, and the next thing I knew, he was in tears. He loved it so much. He didn’t even remember that I had used the same poem almost 5 years ago before Zander was born. He absolutely loved it, though, and I’m so glad it meant so much to him.
He begged me to allow him to show it off at church – which meant that anyone who saw it would know the baby’s name. I told him that I didn’t care if he showed anyone, but I now retain the right to slug anyone who makes a negative comment about the baby-to-be’s name. Lucikly, no one at church gave us a hard time about the name, but they were all very kind. 🙂
So, I suppose that means I can share the baby’s name with each of you, and the reason behind the name. I warn you, though, any negative comments will be deleted. This is OUR child. If you are in your child bearing years, you have the right to name your child anything you want, just as I do. And, if you are beyond your child bearing years, well, you’ve named your children. This is NOT your child, so keep your opinions to yourself.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s get on with revealing the name.
“Baby Boo’s” name will be…….. Parker Jacob.
The boys have begged for months to name the baby Parker. They adore Peter Parker and Spiderman, and the idea of having a brother named Parker is so cool to them. And, the fact that Lucy is just as obsessed with Spiderman, well, it just seems perfect. (It wasn’t my first choice, as I was pulling for Sawyer, but I absolutely love the name now, and am glad we decided to make it for keeps.)
Jacob is after a young man in our church. This young man (who recently turned 17) has come to mean so much to Gene, myself, and the kids. He is respectable, loves his Daddy and Momma, loves his church family, and most of all, loves his God. If there were any person in the church that we would want Parker… as well as our other kids… to look up to, it would be Jacob. We are blessed to know him, and are thankful that he has been brought into our lives.
So, there you have it. You now know the baby’s name. Feel better knowing you don’t have to wait another 20 weeks or so? 😉
Again, I hope all of the Daddies had a wonderful Father’s Day, and you are all feeling as happy as we are tonight.