When we were finalising names for the girls, we had the combination Hannah Grace and Ellie Rose. When we realised how much of a struggle Ellie was going to have, we switched the middle names around so she could have the namesake of Grace.
“…..GRACE is favour, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God…”
And it has often been mentioned how Ellie has lived up to her namesake.
Deb and I are often asked something along the lines of – ‘how are you able to handle this and keep going?’ The truth is, we don’t know, we certainly haven’t trained or prepared for what life has thrown at us, but, still, we have been getting through each day. It definitely feels like Grace. The support we have received in many many ways has been freely given and certainly not earned, and it has allowed us to respond to our call to be parents. Thank you to everyone who have been providers of the grace we continue to receive.
Ellie has had another fantastic, energetic and demanding day. At home, Nate has started year 1 and Levi will start preschool this week!
p.s. As a close friend pointed out, Hannah actually translates to – Favour/Grace, so she didn’t miss out either!