Introducing the newest member of our family….Jude Jooha Park! Coming November 2017!
Before I say anything else, I actually do realize that “Jude Jooha” sounds a little repetitive. Well, I guess he will have to deal with that. 😉 The middle name is actually Korean, and means “Christ is Lord.” My husband’s family has a tradition in which the grandparents (Sam’s mom and dad) choose the middle name for their grandchildren and each one has the same root word in the name- in our family’s case it is “Joo”. Micah’s middle name is Jooahn, which means “In Christ.” I really love this tradition and am hoping that Micah and Jude will also grow up treasuring this and appreciating the Korean name as well!
I’m relieved to finally be able to have an official name for the baby, and it’s becoming more real that soon enough I’ll have TWO boys in the house!
When I think back on what I had planned for my life, I always thought I would have daughters. I guess God had other plans!
Having one boy has been such a blessing and there are so many things I’m looking forward to for the both of them:
1. The brotherly relationship. I obviously didn’t get to experience this, but there is something very special about having a sibling so close in age that is also the same sex. I see it with my brothers and how they always talk to eachother when something is going on (Andy, Nick, if youre reading this call your sister more!!! 😉 ) I can’t wait to see how their personalities fit, how they love and support eachother (and get through arguments too!) throughout the years.
2. With Micah, I see already how much Sam influences him. Sam is goofy, patient, fun! He teaches micah to pray. He reads to him and love 1:1 time with him. Micah holds my hand and gives me kisses because he watches Sam do that all the time! I’m feeling comforted knowing that these boys will have a great father to look up to.
3. I’m trying to be optimistic here….all my boys eat sooooo much. Maybe it will help me feel more confident about my cooking skills?! I’m not the best, but they make me feel like I am! 😛 Trying not to think about the grocery bill..
4. The things that little boys just “do” that you don’t teach them. The way that they drive everything around like it’s a truck (cheerios go “vroom” on the high chair), the way they are so attracted to sticks and wrestling, and of course they way they love their moms!
5. Helping to raise them as giving, encouraging, supportive and patient men who love people around them (hopefully).
6. Having my one boy (I think probably just kids in general) helps to grow me in the ways I need to grow. There’s sand all over my house. There’s dirt on the couch, and every once in a while I find sticks in my bed.
I tend to be an anxious person, and like to have things in place. I’m learning to let go of having things “neat and presentable” and to enjoy the things that matter. I know that God is using the chaos and extra energy to grow my patience and my heart in general
I think being outnumbered wont be so bad!