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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

An English Hot-house Cucumber

I get these updates from Babycenter about how big Baby boy is, and each week they equate his length to some sort of fruit or vegetable. This gets old fast and then funny. This week he is as big as an English hot-house cucumber...whatever that is; apparently it is around 14in long.

The real reason for this post is that I finally decided for sure on a name for Baby boy. It won't be George...(not that that was an option), but I guess babies may feel a little bit like Daffy Duck when they are newly greeted by their excited parents, siblings, and extended fam.

It took the entire drive back from FL, but I'm sure. It'll be Alden (pronounced Ahl-den) Wallace. As I have said before, Wallace is Wally's middle name (William Wallace aka Braveheart is somehow in his family line). Alden means "Wise Protector" and is from the Old English language. Wallace means either "Stranger from a Foreign Land" or "Mighty Warrior". As Christians, God calls us to protect the weak, to care for our families, to uphold justice, and to be discerning (Alden). James 1:27 "Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world." 3:17 "But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy."

Also as Christians, we belong to His Kingdom, the earth is not our final home, and we battle each day for His Kingdom (Wallace). Phillipians 3:20-21 "For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself." I Peter 2:11-12 "Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation."

Our prayer is that he will rely upon Christ for the strength, courage, love, and wisdom it takes to live for Him.


  1. Yes for some reason I didn't see this--guess it posted it in a weird way when you first did it.

  2. Doesn't it feel good to have a name picked?!! That is definitely a well thought out name!! :o)

    Looking forward to hanging out with you in a few days!

  3. So that means that Mom will call him Walden! :-) Just kidding, mom... Or am I?

  4. Just lovely. If only little Alden knew what a wonderful and fun-filled family was waiting for him, he'd probably come early. Best not to tell him just yet.

    Oh, and I used to laugh and laugh at the strange things the pregnancy calendar used to compare Andrew to, size-wise. I don't recall English hot-house cucumber, however. That's a real winner!


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