On March 27, 2012 we looked into the eyes of our son for the first time. We called and inquired about his case and were told that if we moved forward with him we most likely would get him, but not a little girl too. We felt like that is what God had planned for our family and we were so excited to be adding our son to the mix. There were MANY families pursuing his file and we prayed that God would close the door if he wasn't meant for our family. We felt confident that if we were the family chosen to review his file, then he was meant for us! As the afternoon of March 28th wound down and it looked like we might be the family chosen to review his file, I prayed one more prayer. I prayed that God would give us some sort of affirmation that this was our son - no question about it - that God would seal the deal for us...
Late into the afternoon on the 28th of March our family coordinator called and told us that we got to review "Nic's" file. Nic was the name they had given him for the Waiting Child List for confidentiality reasons. A few sentences into the referral call, she said his real name......tears streamed down my face.....Nahome!!! I knew in that second that this was our son - that God was giving me total and complete affirmation that this is what He had planned for us all along.
Later that evening I remembered a document another family had posted that gave the meanings of Ethiopian names. I searched the previous posts and found what I was looking for.
The boy list showed:
Nahom ~ Nahome : An Old Testament Prophet or Compassionate - Amharic/Biblical
Just for fun I wanted to see if Naomi was on the list, I hadn't really looked before. This is what I found on the girl list....
Naomi ~ Nahome : Pleasant - Amharic/Biblical
I was FLOORED!! NAHOME was listed RIGHT next to NAOMI! You cannot tell me that wasn't a GOD thing!!! I love how God even cares about the little things!!
We have chosen Isaac for Nahome's middle name. It is a name I have loved since high school and we just haven't used yet. The part that I love is that his initials will be NIK - which was his confidential name on the Waiting Child List!
Many have asked if we are going to keep his Ethiopian name - - the answer is a big fat YES!!!! God chose that name for him 5 years ago and chose it for us over a year ago!!
So glad to be mama to NAHOME ISAAC KROHN!!!!