Saturday, February 14, 2009

At the cross

Waiting an hour and a half or more to eat on Valentine's Day is not our idea of fun!! We usually go out to eat a few days before or a few days after to avoid the crowds. This year was no different...except the fact that we have a 6 week old baby to think about!!! Mr. Crosby tends to consume most of our time and attention. I can't even tell you what day of the week it is, much less the actual date. I hadn't given Valentine's Day a single thought. So, you can imagine how surprised I was to learn Blake planned a "date night" to celebrate the occasion! I love a good surprise!!
On Monday, Blake had his parents lined up to keep Crosby while we went to dinner. The little guy had been somewhat out of sorts that afternoon, so it was a little harder leaving than I had hoped! But, after a few extra hugs and kisses, we finally made it out the door. The restaurant of choice was Whitfields. Our appetites were in full swing so we ordered quite a bit of food...fried oysters for the appetizer, caesar salad, lump crab meat sweet corn chowder (soup) to start us off. Our entrees were shrimp and grits (mine) and seabass (Blake). We finished the evening off with creme brulee. The food was some of the best we have ever had...really!! And we have eaten a lot of good food in our 30+ years, I might add!! Believe it or not, we were able to go most of the meal without mentioning a certain 8 pound baby's name!! We tried our hardest to talk about more than just him!!!

Inevitably, his name came up. It was part of Blake's plan. He sure knows how to pull at my heart strings. He handed me a gift bag with a small box inside. Once I opened it, I found this...

Crosby is of Scandinavian origin, and its meaning is "at the cross."
We chose his name before knowing its definition, as it is a family name that we both liked. It has been one of our favorite boy names since I was pregnant with Finley. I don't recall when I learned its meaning, but it was at least half way into my pregnancy with him. Once I heard the definition, a more fitting name could not be found. It is where I remained throughout his time in the womb. It was all I could do. I had no strength of my own. I was forced to lay at the foot of the cross, praying for God's protection over me and my unborn son. I have been so blessed by the Lord's granting my request and giving me the desire of my heart.
This has been an amazing Valentine's Day. I have never known love quite like this. My heart overflows with love for my husband and baby boy. Thank you Lord for such a gift...

3 comments:

Sonja said...

Blade is so sweet! love the necklace and I can't believe that babe weighs eight pounds!!

Rachel said...

Happy to see life being so good!

Anonymous said...

What a true definition of St. Valentine's! Love, love, love...so much in so many different ways! I love hearing the pride in your voice when talking about your boys! jill