Saturday, May 27, 2006

My Children...

Okay, so I'm stealing this from Lisa, but I liked the way you told why you and Trent chose the names that you did for your kids. So I am going to as well. Well Madi's name: Madelyn Grace...Madelyn I first heard from Pine Springs the summer that I potwashed. Andy, (can't remember his last name) he was the youth minister at Golf Course Road in Midland, his daughter's name was Madelyn and I loved that name. At the time not many girls were named Madelyn. Madison was really popular, so there were lots of Maddie's and Maddy's Maddi's well mine's Madi...phonetically it doesn't make much sense, but that is what I wanted. Grace came from the actual meaning of the word. That was such a hard time for Nathan and I , b/c we weren't married yet, and it was so hard for me to wrap my mind around sin, forgiveness, and therefore Grace. I was picking out bridal shower selections and I saw this little plaque that said "Grace each day with thanks" and just knew that was going to be her middle name. At that time we didn't even know she was a girl, well...I take that back. I knew the day I found out I was pregnant that she was a girl. I even have a calendar from Anne Geddes that has a little blonde girl with blue eyes and curly hair about one year old that I found before Madi was born, that I knew Madi would look just like. You know how you imagine what your kids will look like? I just knew that's what Madi would look like when she was that age, and it matches soooo well, it's wierd. One day one of Nathan's friends was at our house, and I had that pic on our fridge and he looked at it and said, "what's wrong with Madi?" (The little girl has tears in her eyes) He didn't believe me that it wasn't her. Anyways, so that's Madi's name. Trendy, yes, but I love it and it's so fitting. She is such a Madi. My second choice would have been Sydney, but I'm so glad we chose Madi.
Kyle Jackson: His first name is for Kyle Wood, who was Nathan's best friend in high school. They grew up together, graduated from high school, and on November 3rd, 1999 (I'm pretty positive it was 99, I know it was November 3rd, b/c that's our anniversary. Nathan wanted to make a bad memory something special) Anyways, on that date Kyle was sit by a semi and killed instantly. It crushed Nathan. He was at LCU at the time, and a short time later he decided to take a job transfer to Tennessee to get away from things. When he came back, he got a job at Daybreak where Chrissy worked, who I saw everyday practically. You can never get enough free coffee. And the rest is history! When we were picking boys names the first time, we had chosen Jackson Lee, so we just did Kyle Jackson. (My dad's name is Jack) It's so funny how your kids names become so fitting for them. Could you imagine calling them anything else?


Blogger Kyle, Marta and Darby said...

I love that story about picking out Madi's name! And your kids are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

11:51 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

What adorable kids you have-I always love learning the meaning behind names. I remember when Kyle died-I knew him from Sunset and went to the funeral-it was so sad. That is really sweet that you named your boy after him!

Thanks for your encouraging comment-I know that God is in control, and will ultimately work everything out! I am definitely learning plenty about grace-so I completely understand what you are saying. It is incredibly hard to understand, which I think may be the point. What a beautiful portrayal!! Thanks so much for sharing-God bless! :)

1:05 AM  
Blogger April Carrasco said...

Great blog Larissa! It made me tear up.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Noel & Celeste said...

I loved this blog. We've been talking a lot about how God's righteousness could depend on the law - but no - He chooses to have it depend on Grace. Both His righteousness and grace are gifts to us! How wonderful that you've chosen to let Madi represent this awesome love. I pray we all represent it in the way we share grace with others.

(love the new color, btw!)

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Lauren said...

Great post, Larissa. I love names and finding out why people named their kids what they did. I think you picked great ones!

I like the sage green background, too :)

11:54 PM  
Blogger April Carrasco said...

Oh, I was going to say that it is Andy Spell. He's my old youth minister, he married us.

9:07 PM  
Blogger Robby and Lynsey said...

very sweet. Thanks for sharing that with us!

12:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I am glad you decided to write about their names! Precious names for precious children! Hope you had a good holiday weekend and are doing well back at work.

8:13 PM  
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