I can’t believe we are here. Truth be told after having our first little guy I was dead set that the Lord had it written in my story that I was set to be a boy mom. We had boy names, knew what we were going to do and then I heard my doctor, “it’s a girl.” I was shocked and overwhelmed, but had no clue how hard it would be to name a precious baby girl.
If you read this post you know that we like to add meaning to our kiddos names. Blair and I like strong names rooted in family. With Barrett we knew his middle name before his first, so why not start that way again.
Truth be told there are two women in my life that I wouldn’t be who I am today without. Two women who shaped me to my core.
My mom, Wendy Eileene, who taught me that I could be anything I wanted to be, to fight for your individuality and to push through no matter the circumstances. She taught me that it’s not always about the crown, but the journey – and that God’s plan is always worth the storm.
My moms mom and my Grammy, Eileene Marguerite, was the second leading lady in my life. I spent summers in her south Houston home. She taught be how to waltz around her library table, taught me that proper vocabulary (thank you to my nightly hooked on phonics lesson and Wheel of Fortune with bowl of ice cream) was something you had to work for. She taught me how to paint and cherish classics like Anne of Green Gables that we checked out from the library. The biggest lesson of all was that you were always better off volunteering for causes close to your heart, and getting involved in your community and church.
Two women, one name. Eileene it was. The perfect middle name for a precious baby girl.
Next up was a first name. We wanted a name that was timeless, and would fit with her middle name. Blair and Barrett are both B names so Blair had the suggestion to go with a C name so she would have a tie to me. In addition to the C we landed on a 9-letter name (like the 9-letters in Christina) and finished with the perfect sibling pairing; the double-t that you find in Barrett.
Welcome to the world Charlotte Eileene Frederick. You have captured our hearts already and we can’t wait to see how you make your mark on this big, big world. We hope you grow up with a servants heart, a peace to stand firm in who you are and a love for your family – because we sure love you.
I went to high school with Blair. This post is beautifully written. My husband and I found ourselves in our own “journey” with more sadness and loss than we thought we could handle. But handle it we did. We will welcome our miracle this August. Thank you for sharing. It’s important to talk about these things so women know they aren’t alone. Congratulations!!!
– Megan (Freese) Elbrecht
Thank you so much, Megan! I wrote and rewrote this post so many times, but in the end felt it was important to share a little of our journey as hearing from others helped me so much in the midst of our story. 🙂 Thank you for sharing also, and what an amazing blessing for you to welcome in August! Congratulations to you as well!
Congratulations, mama! Those sweet snuggly blessings are worth every single footstep and minute of prayer and waiting. You look so beautiful and happy. I’m thrilled for you three xoxo
Thank you so much sweet friend! We have found peace in the waiting and learned so much. We can’t wait to meet our little miracle in July that’s for sure! xo
All the heart eyes for these gorgeous photos!! So excited for y’all!
Thank you so much! We were so grateful that Courtney could snap a few photos that we will hold dear to our hearts for a very, very long time. 😉 xo
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