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A Bundle of Myrrh

"My beloved is unto me as a bundle of myrrh." Song of Solomon 1:13

Archive for the ‘Martin’ Category

Martin Comes Home

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

May 5: Love at first sight.


May the Fourth

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

May 4: I just could not help myself. Happy birthday sweet baby, May the Fourth Be With You.

Martin Ambrose is born

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

May 4: I loved that baby boy would be born on May the 4th and had a little too much fun with that. I was induced Monday morning and thanks be to God all went well.

Martin Ambrose was born at 2:11 pm, weighing 8lbs and 2oz and stretching out at 21 inches long.


Book of Ages

Friday, August 5th, 2016


With all the anguish of naming our sixth daughter I got to thinking a lot about names over the past few months. For me naming a baby is no easy task. Phil says it’s because I have to have the PERFECT one, as if there is such a thing. I don’t look for the perfect name, just the one I perfectly want. I want to like the name I give my child! But I guess that’s a tall order at this point because I really did begin to fear that Josephine would be nameless for the rest of her life.

A while back I read Book of Ages about the life of Jane Franklin, the sister of Benjamin Franklin. They wrote many letters to one another but none of hers survive. What did survive was her handmade “Book of Ages,” where she recorded the births of her 12 children. I liked that idea and thought I’d create my own but including more, the stories of the names we have chosen for our children.

So, for my babies. These are the stories of your names.