Family and friends filled the room. She was finally here, but what was her name and how did we get there?
We actually found out we were pregnant in the London airport...June 2016.
That's a story for another time. Today is just the name and the sweetness it gave me in realizing I was going to be a mom when we had a name for this life inside me!!!
Connor and I spent a lot of time mulling over names. We had a long list we loved, and Ramsey just kept sinking in as we discussed over long road trips and meals together in secrecy! Both of us coming from big (and honest) families we decided together to keep this one a surprise. When we finally did announce her name when family trickled in a few minutes after she was born, we were informed quickly that we had named her “after” an evil, male character in a popular TV show (which is not recommended by any means haha), I guess we’ll just have to chalk it up to hilarious timing and a “you had to be there” moment. Anyways, they all loved it...how could you not with the newborn face below!!?
Ramsey Snow. We loved how unique it sounded--we loved how knowing her name endeared us to her even in the womb. It allowed us to pray for her by name long before we ever saw her face. We initially thought of Ramsey, (as it is actually Connors good friend's last name shout out to Preston!!), which seemed simple, yet was so unique to us but not too out there for our liking. I had never met another Ramsey and I loved the way it made me feel when we said it aloud... Snow would help a teacher know that she was a little girl on the school roster. In hind sight, we are realizing that snow is not an inherently female thing :). The good thing is we love snow anyways. We love the symbolism and significance that it carries. Snow itself has a pure, magical, natural quality to it; snow on a mountain is one of our favorite places as a family as she was in real snow 6 weeks old; but the REAL inspo comes from a man named Isaiah who said,
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall become like wool.”
I love that my little girl’s name reminds me of a truth I will never fully get over. My sins, great and small, past, present, and future, are wiped away completely. I stand flawless in the eyes of my Maker. We pray that Ramsey comes to know the God who takes muddied, dark lives and makes them white as snow.