Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Message from Becky

My hope is that this journal will be a sort of history for our little girl. For now we do not know much at all about her. We do know that she needs a Mommy and a Daddy. We do know that through prayer and faith we came to our decision to adopt. We have always considered adoption but the time was never right, until now.

When Ronnie and I married in 1973 our oldest daughter Misty was about 20 months old. Ronnie loved her as much as he loved me...he later adopted her but at the very moment we were married he became her Daddy. I saw the true spirit of adoption first hand. I loved watching their love for each other grow. They have a special bond. One year later our second precious daughter Carmen was born. When Carmen was almost 2 we were blessed with our third beautiful daughter Bethany. Our family was complete, or so we thought.

Ronnie shared a lot about our motivation and the circumstances that led us to our decision to adopt. I would like to share a little about the actual process of International Adoption from China and what we will be doing over the next few months to prepare for our little girls arrival.

You may have noticed that she does not have a name yet. Our family lovingly calls her "The little China girl" . Ronnie thought that we should wait until we see her face to choose her American name. Although I agree that is a good idea I cannot seem to stop myself from wanting to name her now. We are going to wait but have decided to select several names that we will choose from when the time comes. She will have a Chinese name but it would have been given to her by the orphanage and usually includes the name of the orphanage. It is not really a name given to her by someone who loves her. Chinese names sound very different but we hope that we can incorporate a portion of her name into her American name. Our little girls age is also unknown to us...she could be a young as 6 months of age or as old as 6 years. We really hope for somewhere in between! If she is older we will try to keep as much of her name as possible. Our thinking is that she will be an American girl and should have a name that reflects that heritage as well. We are open for suggestions and votes!!! I plan to create a link for votes and suggestions ( as soon as I figure our how, I am new to blogging.) I'll list the names we are considering now!

Possible Names


Anonymous said...

No on the first name.
Your, sis

Ronnie and Becky said...
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Anonymous said...

So the name is going to be Shawna Hope duh.

Anonymous said...

So its Shawna Hope?

Anonymous said...

Great I can't even leave you a comment

Anonymous said...

about Janthia,Sylvia,Sadie.

Ronnie and Becky said...

Thanks for the suggestions. Shawna Hope is my cousin I dearly love and we have thought of using the name Hope after her. We are just not sure yet...any more suggestions?

Leda said...

I like Malia. That's a new one to me, but I like it - it's unique.

Ronnie and Becky said...

Thank you Leda for your comment. I too love the name Malia. Visited your blog, you have done a beautiful job. Blessing to you.