born at home, in water
10 march 2016
at 8:49 at night
7 pounds 10 ounces
20 inches long

in the season while i was pregnant with poppy, the Lord was teaching us about rest. when we sought the Lord for a name that would reflect her calling, we sensed her name somehow intertwined with the very thing He was teaching us. and as we reflected on rest, we couldn't get away from images of peaceful meadows, filled with poppies. 

her middle name means "good news". this name, too, reflects something the Lord has been showing us this season--that our family calling is to be bearers of the Good News of Jesus! that we are to publish & prove the good news through our lives, stories, songs, words, and pictures. as  poppy enters our family, she enters this calling, too, & we can't wait to see how the good news will be displayed through her life! also... my father, who passed away in 2008, was a missionary bush pilot of a plane called the Evangel, so her middle name is a nod to him as well...