Monday, May 27, 2013

Introducing Liam Gideon Boyd

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
-James 1:17

My family is happy to announce that on May 27th our family grew from three to four as we welcomed Liam Gideon into the world at a whopping 10.36 pounds! People always want to know where the choice of a name came from and the meaning behind the name so here is the brief reason and meaning behind his name.

Liam is an Irish name in origin than means, "helmet of protection." We chose this name for few reasons. First, because it was a name that we liked the way that it sounded and one that is more neutral for Spanish speakers. Second, because we desire our son to have a name with a strong meaning. Third, just as Liam means a helmet of protection we have put our faith in God as he is our ultimate protector over our family.

Gideon is a Hebrew name in origin that means "Mighty Warrior." Our sons middle name comes from Gideon in the Bible, who God chose to free the people of Israel and condemn their idol worship. We long for the day to see Liam Gideon as a mighty warrior for the Lord, fulfilling the will that God has on his life.

Together the name Liam Gideon makes up a name meaning a "mighty warrior" and "strong protector." We want to raise our son in such a way that he becomes a mighty warrior for God and a strong protector for His Word and to see it go forth. As parents this is our prayer and hope.

We our excited as our family has grown from three to four and ask that you pray for us as we go through many transitions in the coming days. We know that we have been given a great responsibility in raising Liam Gideon and seek to raise him in a godly way.