though this post is short, it’s one I’ve been waiting impatiently to write for several weeks now!
her name holds a very special place in our hearts, and has the same meaning of my middle name- Dawn.
we’d like to oh so proudly announce the naming of our little girl: Iola Grace Avrick. ❤
the name Iola is pronounced “ee-OH-lah“, and means “dawn“. together, her first and middle name insinuate a dawn of grace, which is what I pray she will be to each soul she meets and every life she touches. we will probably call her “Io” for short 😉 (yes, like the moon of Jupiter…)
we’re so excited to see who she is and discover everything that makes her herself. I can’t wait to meet this little creature who is already as spicy as they come (HELLO feisty kicks when dad stops talking to her!) and who I’m convinced is an introvert after her stubbornness at escaping away from the nurse and hiding during the ultrasound 😉
and I hope & pray, that as she arrives at the dawn of 2017, she will be the dawn of new spaces in our hearts, new beauty in our lives, new grace for the world.
we love you, little Io! ❤