i prayed that the Lord would do that thing where he shows up and says "you'll have a daughter and her name will be _____. she will go on to do _____." i'd take that and call it a day. sadly, that never happened.
we both really loved the idea of calling this little lady em and emmie but we wanted her to have a name that she could use as an adult and we were worried that emmie would be to youthful for when she's all grown up. we tried to think of lots of 'grown-up' names you could use for em / emmie. we discussed emerson and emory the most but neither of us could get completely on board. weeks later we said, what the hey. emmie can be an adult. and that was that.
we cannot wait for you to be here. we have loved calling you your name since the decision was made. it fits. and hopefully, once you're here, you'll agree. you're a little person, now with a little name and we hope that someday you will grow up to be a compassionate, generous, light for the Lord. we can't wait to snuggle and love you out here. you are already such a blessed addition to our family. we're so thankful for you.
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