Being intentional with nicknames

Marti and I both feel quite strongly that “words become worlds”. That is, what you speak has a tremendous amount of power to change reality. There’s a lot of wisdom to be gleaned from the Bible, and one of the topics that comes up most frequently is the power of the tongue (“Death and life are in the power of the tongue”, “There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing”, “But no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.” etc.). Continue reading “Being intentional with nicknames”

Why “Ellie Grace”?

Several people have already asked us why we chose the name that we did, so here’s a little bit of background.

First of all, settling upon a name was extremely painful. I had a whole list of names that I liked, and Marti had her own list of names that she liked, and as is usually the case, there was very little overlap between the two. Continue reading “Why “Ellie Grace”?”

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Visiting and Meeting Ellie

We’re thrilled to have Ellie and we know that many of you want to visit her and Marti, so we’d love to have you over so that we can introduce you.

With that said, there’s a few ground rules that I’d kindly ask you to follow:

  • Please don’t show up unannounced. All three of us are exhausted and catching up on sleep. Please arrange for a convenient time to come over with Dave (Marti won’t really be available by phone or otherwise).
  • You’ll be asked to wash your hands when you get here. It’s not that you’re particularly dirty, but we just need to protect Ellie’s still-fragile immune system for the first several weeks.
  • Please keep your visit short. 30-60 minutes will be about all we can manage to account for feedings and then getting back to sleep.
  • By all means, bring cameras if you want photos.

For those who aren’t able to meet her in person (thinking mostly of people in England), we’d love to speak to you on Skype or FaceTime. Feel free to add me (@daclements) and send me an IM so that we can find a good time for you to “meet” Ellie.

All three of us look forward to seeing you soon.