A month ago, I told you guys I was going to tell you our son’s middle name “soon” and then forgot! We picked Joshua as a favorite before I was even pregnant and then settled on it after we knew we were having a boy. The middle name was a little harder. Since we went with a Biblical name for his first name, I consulted a Bible baby names book that Den’s cousin, Jessica, had stowed in a tub of maternity clothes she let me borrow, and boom. There is was.
If you haven’t read the story in Genesis, once upon a time there was a man named Abraham who had a wife named Sarah. They desperately wanted a child, and God promised them one. They were getting up there in years and Sarah scoffed at the promise. But lo and behold, when they were about 100 years old, God gave them a son.
Now, we didn’t have to wait nearly as long (thank the Lord lol), but as you can imagine, we can relate to Abraham and Sarah’s story more than the typical couple. I know the desperation Sarah must have felt when she sent her servant, Hagar, to Abraham so they might conceive a child together and she could have her child by this surrogate (there was a child born to Hagar, and it basically just caused a lot of problems, but then they had their own son many years later). When you want children, it is so painful and frustrating to not be able to have them. It is one one of the biggest ways I have realized who is really in charge and it is humbling.
Abraham and Sarah named their son Isaac and we decided that was perfect for our son’s middle name. Isaac means “laughter” (can you imagine their laughter when they realized they were having a child at such an old age, and also how happy they must have been for this prayer to have been answered?). As I may have mentioned before, I was giggling quite a bit those first few weeks after finding out I was pregnant. And I know Joshua will bring even more laughter to our lives.
So Joshua Isaac Miller it is. His initials will be JIM which is funny and cool, because his Great Grandpa Davis (my Dad’s Dad) was named James (Jim) and so was his Great Uncle. It’s nice to be able to honor these family members, even if it’s by accident! lol
And on a totally random note, this is what I see when I look down:
I love it. :)