On December 3, we welcomed a new blessing into our family: little Asa Cole.
I had been looking at name after name (after name), searching for something that meant “restore” or “healing” or maybe “hope.” Because that’s what I hoped for this new life due so close to the aniversary of Tiggy’s death. And we settled on Asa Cole before we even knew if he was a boy or a girl, with Asa meaning, “doctor, healer” and Cole meaning, “victory of the people.”
And his first week with us has been very full.
Full of siblings, begging to hold him.
Full of gazing into those beautiful eyes.
Full of night time cries from a baby who just wants to be held in his mommy’s arms.
Full of little kisses.
Full of the cautious snuggles of a toddler who wants to be close, but is a little afraid to touch him.
Full of questions about how Tiggy still fits into our family. And the heartwarming revelation of a small child.
And full of his tiny footprints across all of our hearts.
Welcome to our family, little Asa.