Originally Posted by heatherdeg
I love her name.
Isn't it lovely? The name we were given was Esther Nakimuli, and Alice was her deceased mama's name, which we were going to add as a middle/first (hadn't decided yet) so it was all there, in all it's loveliness...ok, the clunky pullyblank on the end was all us
but the rest of it was all her.
Told family today, and of course nobody said anything awful, I don't know what I was expecting. I've heard of people saying some crazy things, though, when someone is grieving, and intimate moments are hard for my family, so I was just worried some insensitive adoption-related (or "she wasn't yours yet", which was true, but in our hearts she was) comment would come out...something designed to make me feel better, but would emphasize something negative. but it didn't happen, and we all grew a little today I think.
thanks for all the support and well-wishes... there isn't much out there for this type of loss, but it's nice to know that people do understand that it's hard.
off to clean the house, we have friends staying with us for 4 days starting tomorrow, and we're ready to let some good times roll a little... I can't stay in bed forever!