Sunday, August 7, 2011
one week with zeke
So many nicknames in just a week.
One of the reasons we chose the name Ezekiel Red was for the endless possibilities of nicknames. Oh how I love nicknames!
The other reason was because of what it means.
Ezekiel means "God will strengthen."
If EZ only had one good quality in his life, I'd hope it was that the strength of God runs through his veins. Thankfully, his short time on this earth shows me he has a million good qualities. Matt and I only hope that he'll know how deeply his parents love him, his grandparents love him, and mostly God loves him. And literally that he'll possess the strength of God to make it through this mess of a mortal world. And lead with it. And love with it. And share it with all those he meets. And continually rely upon a loving Heavenly Father to strengthen him in all that he does.
Red was Matt's choice and we only hope he gets the passion and fury for life that is often associated with red heads (whether he is a ginger or not!) Plus, Matt has a huge red beard that he quite likes :) And it sounds like a viking name! Also, I pray every day that he turns out like his father. I love that man endlessly, and seeing him as a father has me standing back in amazement. It's incredible what his son has done to him as a person, as a husband, and as a man. He will forever be a new man because of this precious baby.
Thorup is not only Zeke's last name, but an honor to have as a title. A badge that he comes from a superb heritage of men & women of faith, hard work, and love. I am grateful every day to be apart of the Thorup family, and am so glad that our boy will hold this name forever. (I also must say that he is a Glade (my maiden name) - because look at that nose! That is a Glade nose, people. And he is pretty lucky to come from my stock too! We are strong stock, the Glades.)