My friend Margaret is a videographer and she wants to do a video of Lucy's Story. On January 8th...we were sitting together discussing the major things we wanted in the video and what we wanted the message of the video to be. She asked the question....When did you come to like the name Lucy?
I began to search through old journals....I found the entry of when we decided on the name for our daughter that we would adopt but...I came across another journal entry. One from years ago. I began to read the entry...then I looked at the date. That's right....Janurary 8, 2006. 4 years to the day. I hadn't realized how long ago God placed her in our hearts. This entry is not in reference to adoption...just naming our first female child...however she came to be ours.
January 8, 2006 (excerpt from my old journal)
***Please forgive the wordiness of this entry....I tend to write like I talk...which involves many words :)
Today has been a good day. In church we sang We Three Kings...westward, leading still proceding..guide us to thy perfect light. Last week when we had "the kid" (child we kept for a weekend from a local children's home) we took him to see the Chronicles of Narnia. I love the character Lucy. I thought then that I would like to name my child this. At April's wedding on Dec. 31, we sat with a couple from Memphis. They were telling us about their child. I asked her name and they replied Lucy. They said that they knew and loved her name before she was even conceived.
Later that week, we went to exchange the Bible that Russ had given me for Christmas. While we were at the store, I started reading this book that gives all the good quotes from C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. I found this quote and loved it. I want Rossetti to do a painting for our daughter whenever she comes along...hopefully years but whenever..God's timing is right. As of right now, I still love the name Lucy.
(Prince Caspian p. 148)
"Welcome, child, " he said.
"Aslan," said Lucy, "you're bigger."
"that is because you are older, little one." answered he.
"Not because you are?"
"I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger."
As Aslan being a reference to Jesus, this would be my prayer for my child.
And today, fours years later from when this was written, this is still my prayer.
Oh, and Rossetti, I think it's time we started on this painting. Hopefully, it won't be long now.