Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Why Jonah?

Mr. Big Dog and I had several names for each a boy and a girl picked out since we opted to not find out what we were having. But Jonah was the only name that we really had a foundation behind...which is interesting since we ended up having a boy.

We had a couple signs with the name, like I have a childhood Jonah and the Whale sculpture in our family room and a church handout about Jonah and the whale, that  happen to be in the Bible when we decided to look at biblical names.

The deeper reason might be described as...  Jonah didn't listen to God a couple of times and each time was still forgiven and taken care of despite this.  This story applies to both of our lives and we anticipate it will also apply to our little Jonah.  We are not perfect by any means and even when we have messed things up, we have experienced God's quick forgiveness and blessings when sought.  We see our baby Jonah as one of those blessings Mr. Big Dog and I have received after facing our own storms and turning to God for help in the ocean of life.  Jonah happens to be our Whale :-)

So when our tank of a little man came out it became an obvious choice.

We have hopes and dreams for Jonah, but know there will be times in his life he will encounter his own battles and challenges. We know God will watch over him, as he has us.....


Plus look at what an angel he is:) He definitely came straight from Heaven:)

3 comments:

  1. great thoughtful reasons for a strong name for a darling boy!

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  2. Lindsey, He is Gorgeous!! I am so happy for you and Mr Big Dog. I've stopped by from the beginning, followed the link from your mom. It is wonderful to see the way God has blessed you and given you joy!! You truly deserve it and I hope you and hubby fully take in the new parent experience, it is going to be so wonder-filled and exciting!!

    Pat

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  3. Wonderful naming. Such a stunning baby portrait.

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