I wasn't sure how to pick a name this time around (I usually think on names for quite a while and we have running lists). I wanted to have something with meaning, but also something I love and gives personality to our little girl. Sunday night, we started looking. We had a nice little list going of names to think about and some great meanings. Ones that meant gift, joyful, perfect, beautiful, etc. We were mostly searching by meaning instead of by name.
Then I remembered a name I've always liked that was probably on both the girls' choices of names. I looked it up and it meant "Praise to God." Um, I got teary eyed. Because I feel like this name has a meaning that we can say and mean it no matter what happens. If she were to come next week or be with us for a while we can still say, "praise to God!" Her name will be Hallie. (pronounced Hal-ee like Callie) It is also a short form for "Hallelujah."
So thank you for praying for our Hallie!!!!