We’ve finally decided on a name for our baby girl, and it’s Eliana Grace. Until the day of my delivery, the name was supposed to be Eliana Tabitha, but before my hubby could register her birth at the hospital, we decided to change the second name to Grace.
I first suggested this name to him during the latter part of my labour, while I was having painful contractions. This was because a few days before, when I went to sleep feeling particularly nervous about my upcoming delivery, I had a dream that someone (I can’t remember if it was my dad or my hubby) kept reciting 2 Corinthians 12:9 to me: “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness,” and reminding me that I can do it with God’s grace.
During the painful hours of labour, I kept asking God for more grace to handle the pain and everything else. That’s when I suddenly thought of changing our baby’s second name to Grace, to which my hubby readily agreed.
As mentioned in a previous post, our baby’s first name Eliana is a Hebrew name that means “My God has answered me,” which is very appropriate for our case since we prayed for her for three years before we received God’s answer. And now I’m looking at her sleeping peacefully in bed while I’m typing this blog post. Thank You so much Lord for answering our prayer and for giving us the grace we need through the entire pregnancy and delivery.
“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.” John 16:21