what's in a name...
Vincent van Gogh
matthew means gift of God.
melinda means beautiful, gentle spirit. (my parents may have really missed the mark on that one... they tried)
my mothers name is carol. she was born christmas eve, she was a christmas carol. carol means song. my mom sings like an angel.
my dads name is stephen, it means crowned in victory.
my brother jesse, means God exists.
matthews mom's name is donna. it means lady. and she is. a very respected lady.
matthews dad's name is patrick. patrick means noble.
his brother is patrick junior. noble again.
his sister emma, means whole and complete.
his sister katie, means pure and innocent.
in generations past, people named their children names with meaning. they named them after how they were feeling, what they wanted their children to grow into. in fact, in many cultures today, people still name their children in such a way. it was believed that what you named your child, would help shape their lives. it was believed that the meaning behind the name, would become who they are.
we didn't want to give our son just any name that sounded good with boucher. we wanted to give our son a strong name, a name with meaning.
and it did not take us long to find one that we both instantly loved.
Asher Max Boucher.
asher means happy, blessed. in the bible, asher is the 8th son on jacob. it is said that jacob blessed his son with a life of abundance.
max was my grandpa herman's middle name. max means greatest.
his life will be blessed, he is a blessing, and i pray that he will happy. i pray that he will be filled with a tiny bit of the joy that he is already giving us. i pray that he will be filled with the joy of Christ. i pray that he will know he is blessed, and loved, and wanted. i pray God uses him as a blessing in other peoples lives. i hope he understands why we desired so much to give him this name.
i hope he loves his name, as matthew and i love ours, and as we love his.
Asher Max Boucher
"Before I formed you in the womb i knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you."
Jeremiah 1:5 nasb
"But now, this is what the Lord says... 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine!"
Isaiah 43:1 niv