Picking a name

September 2014

Our last trip for the summer was a vacation to NY. Ryan and I went to visit family and friends. Again it’s an exciting time. I have had my same circle of friends for over 20 years; they are my huge support system and I honestly hate living so far away. I was thrown a surprise baby shower only to have to pack an extra suitcase that was filled with beautiful clothes and gifts for the baby. Such fabulous, generous people!

While in NY we revealed the name we are planning on giving to our precious munchkin. We wanted her name to mean something important and decided to name her after 3 strong women. An individual who had impacted my life many moons ago and someone I hold close to my heart. She is secure, strong, consistent, brilliant and highly respected in her professional field and one of the most amazing people I ever met in my life. She means so much to me! That is where we came up with Erin.

My close cherished friend who I have known forever was also my maid of honor in our wedding. If God forbid something were to happen to us, she would be the person of choice to raise our child. Strong, gentle, confident, grounded, compassionate, and patient; so loving. I couldn’t have picked a better godmother. That is where we came up with Julie.

Now I may have only met this individual a few years back, but she is another one who impacted our life. Strong, caring, dedicated, compassionate, vibrant and quick witted; a wonderful sense of humor. She has been in our corner from day one. She was always available to talk when times were tough. She was our constant cheerleader, motivator and honestly- if it wasn’t for her pushing us to try one last time with our last two frozen embryos…. this future baby would not exist. She helped us achieve such a gift, a long awaited blessing. She is also considered a dear friend. And THAT is where we came up with Anna.

Erin Julie-Anna————–Named after 3 resilient, independent, successful strong women. Three women our child can look up to and view as role models. (Interesting how the names are in the exact same order that I met all three of these wonderful women)

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