Monday, February 4, 2008

Jacob Elijah Nysewander

As most of you know, we will add to our clan a little boy next month! We are so excited and can't wait to meet this little guy. We have been praying for MONTHS about what to name him and for some reason nothing seemed quite right for him. So a couple weeks ago I was lying in bed praying for him and I just decided that he NEEDS a name. I mean there was this fire in the core of my being and so I pulled my self from my warm comfy bed and went to the living room and basically begged the Lord for a name for our precious boy. It wasn't long before I felt the Lord telling me that our son was chosen for this time, in this generation, for a purpose and that he needed to be named for who the Lord made him to be. So I looked up the name that means 'chosen' and there wasn't one so I was like, "what do I do now God? Do i name him Chosen? Thats stranger than naming a girl Isaiah." And then I opened my bible to Isaiah 41 and read verses 8-10, here you go:

"But you, O Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
you descendants of Abraham my friend,

I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, 'You are my servant';
I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

So, we are naming him Jacob, Jacob Elijah.

When I was praying for him I wanted to celebrate his birth and entry into this world in some way. I was looking through Isaiah's baby book a while back and I was SO blessed by all the cards and words of blessing that were spoken and prayed over her during the months before her arrival. I seriously saved EVERY card that we received from her showers and gifts and its awesome to read through them.

So this is where I need some help. Being that Jacob is our second baby and we won't be having showers for him, thus no cards, I was hoping that if y'all could mail us a card with scripture(s) for him and/or a blessing that would mean the world to me and one day, to Jacob too.

After reading through Isaiah's cards I was so thankful for all the people that surrounded us and loved us and celebrated with us over her birth and I just want Jacob's life to begin with the same blanket of prayer and blessing.

Blessings to you all and I really appreciate y'all doing this for me!

If you need our address, please email me: and I'll send it your way!


AtlantaMama said...

we'd be glad to. LOVE the name!! ><>

Writeaway said...

Of course - we think ELIJAH is the greatest name ever. :>)

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