What’s in a Name?

When one chooses a name for their child, often there is a great deal of thought placed into the choice. The name may hold a meaning or a  significance beyond just being pretty or likeable.

When I first found out I was pregnant with MM SCM, and I talked about names for both boys and girls and surprisingly we very quickly came  to an agreement on a set of names. Our girls name was a mix of something classy and my great grandmother’s original middle name as she was someone very important and special to me. Our boys name was whimsical and straight out of The Chronicles of Narnia. Beyond that though it was a tribute, a tribute to a really great man who unexpectedly passed away last year.

A year ago today I posted about the passing of my uncle which took us all by surprise. Contracting Encephalitis when he was very young left him with Epilepsy, something he fought through his whole life which more grace and compassion than many ever see. Ultimately though it was what took his life last year.

We chose MM’s name far before we ever knew he was a boy, before I had ever had a doctors appointment, before I ever knew when I was due. Well my official due date, was actually also today. How crazy is that?

So today I remember the happy and the sad. The happy times with my uncle Edward and the mourning of his passing so early in life and so quickly. The happy of the arrival of his great nephew Edmund, who I know he would have absolutely adored. Today I remember family even more than normal and cherish each and every moment with them.

May you hug your loved ones a little more, call that family member that is on your mind, and leave no regrets. Remember the person beyond the name and what they mean to you.

Rest in Peace Uncle Eddy we miss you and love you beyond words. ❤

Go In Peace Good & Faithful Servant Edward

Edmund Cornelius ❤


Go in Peace, Good & Faithful Servant

There are some people that come into your life and then move forward like a flash, there are some that linger, and there are still others that make a deep and everlasting impression.

My Uncle Edward was one of those people that made a lasting impression. Ed showed more compassion, strength, love, faithfulness and perseverance than anyone I’ve ever known.  Even when there was bad news, or a rough day he always found a positive lurking in it all. He always had a smile, a laugh, and a really corny joke to pass along to all in his path. Though Ed struggled with epilepsy he never let it be an excuse for a bad day, he never complained about it, he bore his burden with the love of Christ and he showed that love to every person he met, no matter who they were.

The cross that he carried in this life, his epilepsy, finally called him home to his Heavenly Father Friday, February 15,2013 after he experienced a seizure and did not awaken from it. Edward was 44 years old.

Ed leaves on earth his parents, brother, sister, countless cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles as well as multitudes of friends.

Though he is gone from this world we do not mourn out of fear or uncertainty, for we know that he sits in Heaven assisting at God’s Holy Alter like he always wanted to do, we mourn out of selfish sadness at such a wonderful and awe inspiring man, friend, brother, son, uncle, cousin, nephew no longer being here with us.

Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory Good and Faithful Servant Edward

May the Soul of the Faithfully Departed  Rest in Heavenly Peace.

Uncle Ed

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Wordless Saturday … May we Remember

May we always remember the beautiful children and brave teachers who lost their lives yesterday. Time cut too short, families missing pieces so close to a time where families are a huge focus. Our hearts and prayers are with you all in this great time of pain.

For those affected by the Sandy Hook Tragedy may you Rest in Peace and may your loved ones find comfort.