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Monday, January 26, 2009

He has a Name!

We have decided on a name for our new baby boy! Jim had a wonderful, special relationship with his Granddaddy, who passed away when I was pregnant with Anna Lee. Jim is the last male in his family with the Litton name, and it there has always been discussion about how we would (hopefully) someday have a little boy to carry on the name as well. Well, we are excited and thankful that that day is soon to arrive. As the day has been getting closer, we have spent a lot of time talking about what to name this little one. Jim's Granddaddy has always been a big part of those discussions. He was an amazing man. He had one of the most giving, servant hearts of anyone I have ever met...we learned even more about this after he passed away, from all of the people who came and told about how he had helped them in some way. He was a true patriarch of the family- and Jim's family is an amazing group of people who love the Lord and each other in extraordinary ways. It makes us sad that Granddaddy won’t be here to meet this sweet little boy, but we know he will be smiling down from heaven.

Jim's Granddaddy's name was JD Litton (just the letters- it didn't stand for anything), and Jim has his initials too. We have decided to name our little one James Davis Litton, and will call him J.D. after Granddaddy. We hope that someday our little boy will have a servant heart and love for the Lord and others that Granddaddy had. We pray that we will be able to teach J.D. where his name came from, and why it is so special to us. We can’t wait to meet him, and for you all to meet him too!

6 comments:

Lynn Leaming said...

I was named after my grandmother and have always felt that was so special. It will be special for J. D. to have that legacy.

Anonymous said...

If its on the blog...its official. I love you, little JD!!
Kasey

Supermom-In-Training said...

As you know, I am quite partial to the name! Both of our boys are so lucky to be named after such wonderful men. I hope that they will get to share the stories of their namesakes with each other some day!

ABL said...

I LOVE it, Kelly. How special and what an amazing legacy! I really like that the 'D' is 'Davis'...so perfect. Can't wait to meet him.

Julie said...

I love it! I can't wait to love J.D.!!!

And on the last post...have I ever said how much I love AL??? I mean, really. I love our kids being together. Precious.

Last night we were praying and I asked Ryan who he wanted to tell God thank you for and he said, "Gran and Kelly." Glad you made it so high in the ranks!!! I mean, you're the only Kelly we know!

At what age will I make him call you Mrs. Litton? Hmmm...

elizabeth said...

Very sweet. I love when a name has significant meaning. He will really grow to appreciate that, as well, I'm sure.