I have written before about my new daughter's name. Since that time, I have discovered that the first name God instructed me to use, the one that I thought was unusual and unique, is actually an Ethiopian name! The middle name has a more private significance. Because of the Ethiopian link, I don't know if I will be retaining one or more of the original names of my new daughter. We will have to wait and see, I guess.
But this post really isn't about what my daughter's name will be. When Abigail and I discussed naming her new sister, she chose the name Brianna as her favorite and #1 choice for what we should name her sister.
So, imagine our delight when Abigail opened a Christmas present from my aunt that was a Cabbage Patch doll (one that looks like Abigail) named Brianna Emilie! Then, a few days later, she got another Cabbage Patch doll named Courtney Lola. Here they are: big sister Brianna and little sister Courtney Lola... (Brianna is waving at you!)
Abigail was so excited to adopt her girls... she even got to fill out adoption papers! (Notice, she "got" to fill out the adoption papers, I "have" to fill them out.) I think she has told just about everyone we know that both she and I are adoptive mommas:)
Here is the new momma rocking her girls... She was happy to realize that her adoptive family is just like our adoptive family will be.
I can't believe I am a grandma at 25 (haha!)
(Funny side note- as many of you may know, Cabbage Patch dolls are all signed on their bottoms. When Abigail undressed Brianna and found this, she exclaimed "Look, Momma! She has a tattoo on her butt!")