Peace

Today would have been my estimated due date for our second baby... our baby "Olive". I have already done a post on our loss here so I won't indulge too much on that in this post. What I will share is this;

“I know most of you already know this but there are additional things we’d like to share as well.
After a long and emotional few days we finally have the results back that confirms that I had a miscarriage NYE at 9 and a half weeks pregnant.
Please keep us in your prayers for full health and restoration. ❤️

To help with our grieving process we decided to officially give Thorpling a name -
We decided since Thorpling was the size of an olive we would go with “Olive”. If it was a boy “Oliver” girl “Olivia” so kind of still neutral.
When we got back from our walk this evening. I grabbed our baby name book and found the following very suiting.

Oliver
Inherent Meaning: Kind and Affectionate
Spiritual Connotation: Bringer of Peace
Scripture: Psalm 23:1
The Lord is my Shepard; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Olivia / Olive
Inherent Meaning: Peace
Spiritual Connotation: Walks with God
Scripture: Matthew 13:44
The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. One day a man found the treasure... He was so happy that he went and sold everything he owned to buy that field.”

 

This was the text message we sent to our family in the days after our loss, and how we came to name our precious babe Olive.

 

The constant between these names... Peace. This is something that I have to intentionally seek and choose. As I write this I am reminding myself that every time I think of our precious baby that I have the peace that passes all understanding, and it is well with my soul.