Friday, August 28, 2009

What's In A Name

We've just returned (night before last) from an excursion that took us to Kentucky and then out to Colorado Springs. In the last two weeks we've been able to celebrate the birthdays of two special little three-year-olds. Two more beautiful girls, you could never find. They are the sweetest, smartest, prettiest, and most loving 3-year-olds ever. And they are both my namesakes.

Here's Mary Addison, born on August 7th, 2006.

And here's Tessa Mary, born on August 24th, 2006.

I could say that it's nice that the children have these names and I'm glad that their parents liked the name Mary well enough to use it when naming their little girls. But that would be such an understatement. Neither set of parents will ever know how much it means to have my name bestowed on their daughters. I often choke up when thinking about it. It's amazing that they were born two weeks apart and both of their parents honored me so completely.

I will be forever grateful.


  1. Awww, I'm completely in tears! I'm so glad that Tessa has your name- we would never have wanted it any other way. We hope as she grows up that she inherits your endless, wonderful and beautiful traits. You are certainly a gift to us and it touches us so deeply that passing your name on means so much. Love u Lots!!!
    T & D :)

  2. I'm assuming that these beautiful little girls are your granddaughters. I think it's wonderful that your children honored you in this way. I'm afraid that will never happen to me. Nobody is going to name their child Nancy. Have a great weekend!

  3. What precious little girls! You must be very special to them!

  4. How beautiful. I love that they both honored you! We honored both dads with Tommy's name, and I know they are both touched. We are hoping for a girl eventually to honor the moms!

  5. There is something to incredible about both of these girls, so sweet and so special. Just like this post.

  6. I'm so glad you feel this way. Honoring you in this way was something I've wanted to do as long as I can remember. I've also felt extremely lucky to have you as a mother and I will always appreciate how I was raised, not to mention, cherish the relationship we have. You're the best.


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