And after much deliberation and pondering over names, I think we have finally settled on a name for Baby Butler....
Daniel Dawson Butler
We both wanted a name that was meaningful. Daniel is kind of a funny story. Michael's dad was suppose to be named Steven Daniel Butler. For some reason, on his birth certificate he was named Steve Butler. Not Steven, but Steve and the Daniel was totally omitted. So the Daniel is for the long lost name Steve never got. I also love the story of Daniel. Daniel stayed true to God and through his faithfulness God rewarded him. Isn't that every parents prayer? That their children will learn to know Jesus and accept Him as their personal Savior and that they will always remain faithful?
Dawson was my mother's maiden name. This name has a very special place in my heart because my mom's dad, James Hoyt Dawson, died when she was only 8 years old. His naval helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near Virginia. My heart has often ached for my Mamaw and Mom's loss. I can't even imagine. So, I am honored to have our baby named after the grandfather I never knew.
We're not sure what we will call the baby....Daniel or Dan. I guess we'll wait and see what fits him.