About the name
When Abby was pregnant, we read that babies would respond to their parents’ voices that are recognized in utero. (Not exactly a soundproof womb.) So, as an early way of connecting with my firstborn son, I would sing to him a little James Taylor lullaby. Yes, I would “sing out a song which is soft but it’s clear, as if maybe someone could hear… and rock-a-bye sweet baby James.”
There is also a bit of a double meaning, since James was born with diabetes mellitus, an inability to produce insulin which creates hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar. Mellitus is actually Latin for “sweet.” Not the sort of sweet that I imagined while I was singing James his lullaby, but the path we were chosen to walk in.
(Note: On July 28 I penned my own version of the song)
About the design
This blog started while we were telling a similar but different story, about the faithfulness of God in the valley of infertility. It was convenient to use www.hopeforthechildproof.net in the early days after James was born, but the design and purpose of that site definitely dealt with a different journey.
The graphics used on this website coordinate with James’ baby announcements, a gift from my brother and sister-in-law who showcase their exceptional graphic design work at design.des-troy.com.| Comments (4)