This is Bekah. Bekah is special for a number of reasons. First she has the MOST amazing hair I have ever seen. Little ringlets just like Shirley Temple, but they weren't created by a curling iron. I was praying for Bekah when she was only days old. She was born an extreme preemie and spent a long time in the NICU before she could come home to her Mom and Dad. I received regular updates on her health via e-mail and day by day Bekah got stronger and more ready to adapt to life outside a hospital.
To see Bekah, almost 3 years old now, running around and playing and eating ice cream did my heart well. She is alive and thriving and having the chance to try new treats like lollipops and ice cream and receive love from her Mom and Dad. She has the chance to live life to the fullest. My favorite quote is, "I want my everyday to make God bellylaugh. Glad that He gave life to someone who knows the difference between life and half life."--Shauna Neiquist. That is what I think of when I think of Bekah.
I had to call a friend to ask how to spell Bekah's name and felt an internal smile when I heard it was the "h" ending. I have been told that in Hebrew the "h" means breath of God. Indeed her name is spelled appropriately. Bekah your life breaths life into mine. Thank you.