Luke and I have been discussing for some time now what Zemma's middle name should be. Now that we are 4 days away from travel we decided it was time to nail one down. To be quite honest, if I was a fair woman I would let Luke have complete power in the ultimate decision, because after all it was promised to him after Madelynn was born and I got to choose her name. However, I have a hard time giving the reigns over to Luke in those kind of permanent decisions...remember, he is the man who wore stonewashed 1980's tapered Tommy jeans for his entire college career (and would still be wearing them to this day...only if he were a few pounds lighter...bummer, huh?).
So, to choose the name we ended up prayerfully considering all of our options...Okay, we actually drew from a hat. Here were our choices:
1. Zemma Rose: My favorite by sound, and Rose actually means "gift from God" which I find appropriate. Luke, however did not really like this one.
2. Zemma Caroline: This one was in honor of my mom, and if you ask me will stay her "honorary middle name." My mom has been an amazing strength and support through this journey of ups and downs. She has cried with me, prayed with me, and shown me more love- during especially the hard times than I ever could have asked for. To have a mom who literally physically hurts for her hurting children is something that I can't even put into words. I am so thankful for her, and our relationship. Mom, I love you. Thank you for your love for me.
*and sorry, Mom that this isn't your new granddaughters middle name...your son-in-law didn't like the way it sounded...:) He loves you too though.
3. Zemma Noel: This was Lukes favorite by sound, and also means "gift," but wasn't my favorite.
4. Zemma Leigh: Both of our favorite by sound...However nothing really significant in the meaning.
Anyway, according to the hat Zemma's middle name shall be.....Leigh.
So, there you have it. Zemma Leigh Brosius. Pretty, huh? :)
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