NOTE on 05/19/2010: I missed the One Word Carnival announcement this week. Forgot about it. But I remembered this. So I'm cheating. This is my contribution, then, to this week's Blog Carnival on GRACE. For more thoughts, visit the One Word at a Time.
Abby settled on this name just minutes before discharge.
A gift from God. And in many ways my 17-year-old daughter's saving grace.
She has a new name this week. She even made a name tag Sunday night so teachers and schoolmates would remember.
Jewelie Elizabeth Amazing Grace.
Because "Jewelie" is "popleear." And "I like jewels."
She shortened it by midweek. Now simply Elizabeth Amazing Grace. The name she uses to sign her school papers.
Not so simple. Yet amazingly simple. Powerful.
Another time. Another place. Another gift. Another name.
Savior. Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Eternal Father. Prince of Peace.
Not so simple.
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