We were praying about whether or not Lily would join our family through adoption. In that period of praying and deciding, we were discussing her name. Out of curiosity, we looked up the meaning of the name Susanna.
The name is of Hebrew origin and means "Lily". We knew for sure she was our Lily and we gave her our favored, family name. We also wanted to do that to strengthen and reinforce the deep bond we have with Lily as part of our family, even though she came to us through the blessing of adoption instead of birth.
Lily has several special challenges in her life. We have learned to rejoice in small things every day. In fact, that is one of the biggest lessons God has taught us through Lily is to enjoy those small blessings.
Today, Lily was at the doctor from 9:30 until 3:30-quite a lot for a little girl. Rachel was entertaining her with the camera on my phone. Lily surprised us by blowing kisses at herself into the camera. We were very excited!
"Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." Luke 12:27