Meet Our Baby Cuatro: Poema Alizay

Meet Our Baby Cuatro: Poema Alizay

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"br //divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O-tal3WnhYM/UK5o2-kPoeI/AAAAAAAADGs/adMO7sBndhA/s1600/DSC0089.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="424" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-O-tal3WnhYM/UK5o2-kPoeI/AAAAAAAADGs/adMO7sBndhA/s640/DSC0089.JPG" width="640" //a/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"Picture taken at 2 weeks old/span/divbr /br /div style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; text-align: center;"bspan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-large;"Poema Alizay Beard/span/b/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; font-size: 13px; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Born October 21st, 2012/span/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"3:05 AM/span/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"8 lbs 3 oz  •  18 inches/span/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse; color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Family-assisted home-birth & full water birth (It only took four tries to see it happen... PTL!)/span/divdiv style="border-collapse: collapse;"div style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Britt, Iowa in the home of my parents, Wayne & Brooke Goranson./span/divdiv style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdivbspan class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #e69138; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: large;"Why Such A Funky Name?/span/b/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"While in Britt, I was attending a women's Bible study, lead by my mother, through the book of Ephesians. Each week we went through a chapter and the week we read through Ephesians 2... verse 10 really stuck out to me:/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"b"For we are His workmanship, /b/span/divdiv style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bcreated in Christ Jesus for good works, /b/span/divdiv style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bwhich God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." (NKJV)/b/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"The Greek word for workmanship is ipoiema/i, where we English speakers derive the word "poem". We took the Spanish twist on the word and have named our daughter "Poema" (po-ay-mah)/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"We didn't decide on the middle name until day of the birth! We were really struggling for inspiration, so my dad sent us a long list of cool Biblical names with meaning./span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"No, Alizay isn't found in the Bible, so it wasn't on the list, buti /iit prompted some research to find a name with the following significance. Alizay (ah - lee - zay) is a female name with Hebrew origin that means "full of joy."/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"So, with the secret parent decoder, Poema Alizay means:/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bGod's workmanship/poem is full of joy. /b/span/divdiv style="color: #222222; text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"This idea really became concrete as Jon, my husband, was doing our daily family Bible devotionals the morning before Poema was born and the verses just "happened" to land in Psalm 139:13-16/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"div style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"b"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body/b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bspan style="line-height: 0;"    /spanand knit me together in my mother’s womb./b/span/divsup style="display: block; text-align: center; vertical-align: top;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"b /b/span/supdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bThank you for making me so wonderfully complex!/b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bspan style="line-height: 0;"    /spanYour workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it./b/span/divsup style="display: block; text-align: center; vertical-align: top;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"b /b/span/supdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bYou watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,/b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bspan style="line-height: 0;"    /spanas I was woven together in the dark of the womb./b/span/divsup style="display: block; text-align: center; vertical-align: top;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"b /b/span/supdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bYou saw me before I was born./b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bspan style="line-height: 0;"    /spanEvery day of my life was recorded in your book./b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bEvery moment was laid out/b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bspan style="line-height: 0;"    /spanbefore a single day had passed." (NLT)/b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-size: 16.363636016845703px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/span/div/divdiv style="color: #222222; font-size: 13px;"span style="font-size: 16.363636016845703px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"ispan class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"Jesus, we thank you for another wonderful birth experience and our new baby girl. Thank you for all of our friends, family and supporters who can share in this joyous occasion. Help us to walk in obedience and accomplish the good works that you have prepared for us, including raising our kids to know and marvel in your presence. Bring unity in our family and rest to our bodies. Amen!/span/i/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"bBendiciones todos!/b/span/divdiv style="color: #222222; font-size: 13px;"span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"br //span/divdiv style="color: #222222; font-size: 13px;"br //div/div

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