Last week on my Spiritual Sunday post I talked about the naming of our daughter Ave, you can read all about that HERE if you missed it. This week I want to talk about how blessed I feel for having been entrusted with a beautiful baby boy, my son Bryce...
There is no “special” story about his name, in fact it is the ONLY name my husband and I could agree on. Needless to say, it didn't come as “easy” as Ave’s name came to us. He was going to be called “Jonas” and I know what you're thinking, for someone who claims not to be “Religious” I sure love biblical names, and I do, very much. I find them to be extremely strong and powerful but I just couldn’t get around the fact that he would likely be called “Jo” and well, I don’t like that name...no offense to anyone reading named “Jo”. But you know how sometimes you relate a name to a specific person? I do that with the name ‘Joe” and “Joe” was not a very nice boy. And so, Bryce is the name we agreed upon. I was sad that it had no biblical significances or reference but I did like it and I have never known another “Bryce”. Now, looking at my precious little boy I can’t imagine him being called anything BUT Bryce! (Isn't that how it ALWAYS goes??)
Once we found out we were having a little boy, I remembered hearing a song by the Dixie Chicks, Godspeed, awhile back. I remember how it made me feel, long before I was ever even considering becoming a “mom”. I remember thinking that I would sing THAT song to my little boy. I took out my old box of CD’s and found the song and I played it everyday for the rest of my pregnancy. All the while, thinking about that little man growing inside of me and the miracle(s) I was carrying, thanking God for his blessings. It would often bring me to tears....tears of joy of course! (I have that lump in my throat right now as I type.)
I guess you could say that both my children are “attached” to a special song, at least in my mind. I do LOVE to sing, so it seems rather appropriate. Here is the song that I listened too everyday while Bryce was in my “tummy” and YES, I do sing it to him...almost everyday! (I also TRY to sing Ave Marie but that’s a little bit harder....LOL!)