K.E.W.

December 3rd 2011 will be a day we remember forever! It has multiple special meanings in the history of Wells. Our sister, Savannah, turned 19, and we found out our little baby is a BOY!!! We’ve been waiting for this day for so long, and it’s finally here! The sonographer assured us that she was 100% certain, and he just loved showing off his man parts on the screen.

Billy decided that his first son would be named Knox when he was in 7th grade. What kind of 7th grade boy names his future children you ask? My husband! 🙂 This is why we were made for each other. We are both cheesy romantics who enjoy spending hours discussing the possibilities of our future family. When we were immature teenagers dating in high school we had dreams of having a boy first, the older brother, protector of his siblings, and that his name would be Knox. You can ask any of our friends and they will tell you that we have talked about him as if he had already been conceived for years! Billy doesn’t remember how the name entered his thoughts or why exactly he loved it so much, but it stuck out to him and it stuck with him. I liked it because it sounded strong. It’s an English name (Billy’s descent), which means “from the small hill”. There’s no real significance in this, except that my belly is a small hill which he WILL be coming from! Haha Also, he will be from the hill country, the place we fell in love with while in college at TXST, and where we have made our home!

His middle name is Ezekiel, after the great prophet who wrote one of our favorite passages in the bible: the valley of the dry bones. One of our favorite parts is Ezekiel 37:5-6 “Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.” This is one of our favorite images of God creating us physically and filling us with life spiritually. While we have been tracking our baby’s growth through ultrasounds and reading books, I have thought about these verses as God pieces together our son’s bones, adds muscles, organs, and skin and breathes life into him. Of course, the ultimate prayer is that he shall someday know the Lord. Ezekiel literally means “God will strengthen” in Hebrew…and you KNOW my baby boy best be strong.
So we are excited and impatiently waiting to welcome Knox Ezekiel Wells into the world on May 27th, 2012. (tentatively)
Jessica (Originally posted December 3, 2011)
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