Tuesday, January 4, 2011

AND THIS LITTLE BOY WILL BE CALLED....

AND THIS LITTLE BOY...
WILL BE CALLED....


LEVI RYAN...:)



I wanted to share this sweet precious little guy's name with you all so you can pray for him by name these next weeks as we get closer and closer to meeting him face to face.
As much as it has been different, and at times strange, to know the sex of this little guy wiggling around inside of me... it has been pure bliss...
I have loved knowing there is a little boy in there...
And now, I have loved calling him by name when I feel him moving around and when I pray for him...My sweet little Levi:) It brings my heart so much joy.
Greg and I have always like the name Levi... so when we started talking names Levi came up pretty quickly...
Levi means...UNITED, JOINED IN HARMONY
Greg right away thought that was such a cool meaning especially in light of this baby growing as a result of our embryo adoption. We love the meaning and find it so appropriate in our situation. We are amazed at how the Lord united us to our embryo donor... she has given us such a HUGE blessing and we couldn't be more thankful. We share so many of the same hopes and dreams for Levi because we share the same faith. In an email that our donor sent to us on Samuel's birthday she mentioned that while, of course we don't know what Heaven is fully like or what all happens there, she wondered if the Lord had brought together her late husband and Samuel in Heaven just like he has brought us together here on earth. Even though we know Heaven is perfect and there are no needs there for Samuel or her husband it brought my heart such a sweet feeling to think of God possibly allowing that to happen.
We also love the meaning because we long for the day when we will be united with our Savior in Heaven and when we will be reunited with our sweet Samuel again as well... So there you have the meaning behind naming him LEVI.
We wanted to honor our donors as well. Our sweet donor mom was widowed at 27 years old when her husband RYAN passed away. That is really the main reason the embryos were even available. From all we have heard about her husband, he sounds like such a neat Christian young man. So Levi will have his donor dads name as his middle name:) and we love that.
It is funny that we have had a couple of people mention to us in the last 6 months that there really wasn't a reason that we would ever need to tell Levi that he wasn't biologically ours. While I understood where they were coming from... that just has never been our heart from the get go with this. To us this is all part of this precious boys life... God's story for his life. To us, sharing Levi's story shows the awesome power of our God and the miracles that He is capable of even today! And really we are thrilled that he was adopted as an embryo, as this makes Hope not the only adopted child in our family. So we celebrate Levi Ryan and his life... from conception and well beyond...
He is a very special creation made and grown by our father:)


9 comments:

Tonya said...

Have been praying for you and Levi every day! You have such an amazing story to share in his life! Love you!

Cecilia said...

Love his name and the meaning!

Ebe said...

I LOVE his name!! Levi has always been one of our favorite names. It was on our top 3 list when we picked Owen.
I am honored to pray for him by name.


I love that you're going to tell Levi about his story. I think it's a beautiful story that will bring God so much glory.

love,
ebe

blessedmomto8 said...

WOW! *tears* SO SWEET and so WONDERFUL that he will be named after precious Ryan. Now THAT is just miraculous!

Carolina said...

I loved reading your post today. What a great name Levi is and I love the meaning behind it- thanks for sharing it with us! I hope the next few weeks go by quickly and you soon hold a beautiful baby boy in your arms.

mom2many said...

That is AWESOME! I love how you are incorporating the donor dad's name...what a sweet legacy for that family. We also chose "Levi" as Jacob's middle name because when I looked it up, it meant "attached"...he was DEFINATELY attached to me! I can still feel his tiny sweet hand grabbing my face and him pressing his sweet lips against my cheek! (He had some sensory issues so every touch was overdone!) I love your belly pics and what an amazing story you will have to share when you see them later on! I would definatly to do some major editing on my belly if I were to show it off...which I'm not! LOL!

Heather said...

Beautiful post...just beautiful. I love the way you express your thoughts and feelings of faith in your writing. Levi is going to be so blessed to be a part of the Hintz family. We miss you guys so much.

I'm still holding a candle for you here;).

Someday...someday:).

God bless,
Heather

Angela said...

Beautiful Name and more so the meaning! Praying for you all!

Amanda said...

Boy am I behind in reading your blog! Wow! Congrats! So wonderful! God Bless you as you welcome a new little miracle into your family!
A :-D