Monday, July 24, 2006


Emily loves saying, "baby" and exploring her new role as a big sister! We are home and settling in - thank you for all your sweet comments! Thought you'd like to know more about the name, so here is what Rachel Anna means and our prayer for her:

Rachel means little lamb or one with purity. We pray that her gentleness and purity would be evident to all she comes into contact with so that she might point them to our Heavenly Father who sees these qualities as very valuable and of great worth.

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” I Peter 3:3-4

Anna means favor or grace. The name Ann and Anna are family names~ but the Anna that stands out in our minds is the one mentioned in Luke 2 where she is described as one who worshipped night and day, fasting and praying. We pray that the favor and grace of God would rest upon her and that it would be overflow out of her heart to others.

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” Psalm 84:11


Just D said...

How lovely! And you can just see the wonder and love on big sisters face in that photo! Wishing you lots of rest and recovery time and sweet baby snuggles...

Angie said...

What a beautiful prayer! My 8yo is an Anna too. Love that name, it too is a family name.
Hope that all is well, I would love to make a meal for you guys. I will email you tonight or in the morning to see when a good time would be. Not sure if the church has anything planned.
Take care and remember get some sleep!
All of our love!

Joy @ SAH Missionary said...

That is beautiful. You are an amazing momma. I pray that you will get rest during these next few weeks especially!

Rachel said...

Hi! I came over from another blog...and I think the name for your daughter is WONDERFUL! :) Of course, I'm kinda partial to it. :o)
She's a beautiful girl! Blessings!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! To have sisters is to truly have a wonderful relationship. The baby is beautiful, congrats again!

Michelle- This One's for the Girls said...

As a mother of another Anna-- we love her name Rachel Anna. Photos are soo sweet.

Anonymous said...

Dear Monica:

What a blessing it has been to be here with your family during these first days of Rachel Anna's life! :)

Lots of love,