Wednesday, October 6, 2010


So I posted yesterday that today I would spill the beans on our little one's name, so here goes nothing.
Since we are pretty sure we will end up with a little boy, it is the only name we both could agree on. We were going through an app on my phone and found this name. Of course being the person I am I had to look up the meaning. The name Corbin means raven, which in the bible has many different meanings some good, some bad. I found a passage in the book of Luke that really drove it home. In Luke chapter 12 he talks about how the raven never reaps nor sows, but God provides. This really had multiple meanings to us, we tried to have a baby on our own and when we decided our treatments were not for us and let go, God placed adoption on our hearts. This little baby is also just being content and God is providing him with a family. We will use his African name as his middle name. I just feel like it is perfect.

Another funny thing that happened when we first felt called to adopt, but hadn't told anyone yet. We were on vacation with Ryan's side of the family, and we were inside playing with our niece. She was 18 months at the time and she was looking at some pictures in a magazine. She flipped through the pages and never ripped one, towards the end of the magazine she tore out one page and handed it to me. I didn't really think anything of it, but glanced down to see an article about a family who adopted from Ethiopia. Coincidence, I think not.  Even the toddler knew what was meant to be.


Kelly Jo said...

Love the name!! :)

Alison said...

Love the name! Had a good friend in college named Corbin!

Joshua and Hilary said...

I think Corbin is a great name! I'm glad to have found your blog- we're both about in the same place on this crazy journey! I'll keep following along watching how your story unfolds as well!

MamaMimi said...

First of all, Corbin is a wonderful name! How exciting to finally have made a decision! =)
Second of all, WOW!!! What an amazing story about your niece. Make sure to jot that one down in teh baby book cuz you are NOT gonna want to forget it! =)

Found your blog since you became a follower of mine, so thanks for linkin' me your way! =)