Saturday, February 16, 2013

Zechariah Yohannes


We wish like crazy we could introduce ya to our little guy's picture - cuz my man is super cool. But the least we can do is introduce ya to his name...

Zechariah Yohannes Hoffman. That's our dude. We can't wait til he's here for some good old fashioned Camp Hoffman group hugging.


I love his name. It has a couple meanings. One is "God has remembered." And we really feel like He did remember our desire for a son - what seems like forever ago now. But He remembers Brighton more than we do - even as we said we were open to whomever God had picked out for this family (boy or girl) - this crazy God of ours sent us a son. We love His details.

It is also John the Baptist's dad's name and I LOVE that he had a little chat with Gabriel back in the day:

"Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son... He will be a joy and a delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth, for he will be great in the sight of the Lord.'"
Another meaning (for Yohannes, a traditional Ethiopian name for several of their Emperors) is "God is gracious." And this we know to be true for sure...


The girls have his picture posted all over the place and have been praying for their brother by name now. Meron even has three of them taped to her door and she told us just today that she "kisses each one every time I leave the room."

Can't wait to hug ya homey! You are ALREADY a joy and a delight to many of us...

1 comment:

NaCole said...

Oh my goodness...what a beautiful name. Just melts you.