Sunday, May 11, 2008

NAMED AND GIFTED

What a great Mother's Day! Although she is thousands of miles away from us, we know she is our daughter. This is real! We also couldn't go another day without sharing with everyone the name we have chosen for her -- Koko.

As soon as it came from our mouths (honestly don't know who thought of it first), we both knew - Koko would be her name, and so we have been calling her by name for months, waiting, hoping, praying. We will use the name her birth mother gave her and her mother's name as middle names, but of course we can't share that on the blog until our successful court date. From a fave song, "Name above all names, how great is our God!"

The awesome 4th graders in my Sunday School class threw a surprise shower for us today in class. They are so sweet, wonderful kids, and it was so much fun! Special thanks to Louisa who organized the whole thing - she is a blessing to teach with.

We think of Koko, look at Koko every day, every hour - she is a part of our lives forever. It often seems so hard to comprehend this process we are in, all I can say, and keep saying, is what a blessing it is to even be on this journey, what an amazing life experience, what a gift we are being given.

Here's to another round of waiting. Waiting for that beautiful court date, waiting to hold her in our arms, waiting to bring her home.

Onward - smj

7 comments:

Drew Carey Show said...

Congratulations on your referral! There's no better feeling in the world! We both cried too the moment we got the call, before we knew anything about our daughter. Zoe was also two months at the time of referral. It's been so much fun! Congratulations to all of you. May your court date come quickly!

Anonymous said...

Awww how cute! I love her name...Koko Thats sweet :) Hope you had a great mother's day! You'll have to let me know what Chad got ya! Love you guys, Ashley

Kristy -Mom to 4 and soon to be more! said...

What a wonderfully sweet post!
How sweet are your SS girls?!?!?!?!
Blessings,
Kristy

Anonymous said...

Yippee!! Happy Mother's & Father's Day!!! This is so exciting -- and I'm thrilled for you both. I love the name KOKO; I should have guessed it since one of my favorite blues musicians is KOKO TAYLOR. 2 months old -- how wonderful... What a lucky little girl!

Anonymous said...

Yippee!! Happy Mother's & Father's Day!!! This is so exciting -- and I'm thrilled for you both. I love the name KOKO; I should have guessed it since one of my favorite blues musicians is KOKO TAYLOR. 2 months old -- how wonderful... What a lucky little girl!

Rebecca

{B} said...

Hi Susan and Chad! We live just south of you guys by like 20 mins. We are also using Gladney and in the first few weeks of waiting. Congratulations for Koko...her name is so beautiful!
Brittlee

Heather said...

Hi Susan! Once again, I am amazed! Koko... WE LOVE THAT NAME TOO! Ever since last October, whenever Chris & I talk about our baby we lovingly refer to her as Koko. I couldn't believe it when I read you post. Sadly, it doesn't really work with our last name (Koch), so I am SO happy to hear that you choose that name. We were joking that we may have to take a trip out to meet you guys! Sounds like we have a lot in common!
I hope your court date comes quickly!! Take care!

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