Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Levi Immanuel Fletcher

Stephanie and I have chosen a beautiful name for our son.

Levi - meaning "joined to"
Immanuel
- meaning "God with us"

What a precious and comforting thought these meanings provide. Amazingly, in the midst of our grief, a precious and dear cousin recently blessed us with the following when we shared our son's name with her:

"LOVE that name. It's so strong just like I know he is. I picture his tan little body with blond curly hair and a raspy voice like yours Stephanie, running around heaven with khaki shorts, bare foot and no shirt. What a little cutie. Weird how I just had that vision."

We have found much peace in such a precious thought.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you for always sharing your thoughts with us! hope you guys are doing well and as always, we are thinking of you lots.

karla

Ann Reese said...

I love his name. How precious, comforting, and full of such meaning. That picture your cousin shared is very beautiful and so true. I can just picture him! The Fletcher children bring such joy to all they are around, and I know he is brightening up heaven just as his siblings brighten and bless this world in every country they are in! :) Love you all.

Candace J Banks said...

god is sooo good and so gracious and so loving and so merciful---i praise the lord that he has given yall some peace, that he has given you the strength to give your son a name...levi immanuel--absolutely beautiful name--- may the lord continue to bless and keep the 4 of you...thank you for sharing with me and allowing me to be the hands and feet of jesus--what a precious gift.
i love all of you and miss you...please give eachother big hugs from the banks bunch...

Kara Sheets said...

you know that we are fond of that name : )
i am glad you are being filled with such strong images of peace, love, and one day reconciliation. his name will forever hold a longing for heaven in your hearts.

Anonymous said...

A very beautiful name for a precious boy.Praying for you all.

God bless,
Kathy Carson

Summer said...

What a meaningful name. Thank you for sharing your hearts with us. I am amazed that God gives us glimpses into heaven from time to time. What a sweet image of Levi! We continue to lift you up in prayer. You are loved and missed.

Anonymous said...

Stéphanie, Lee, je viens juste d'apprendre ce qui vous est arrivé. Je vous aime tant et je souffre avec vous, mais mon coeur de maman est apaisé en pensant que deux petits leuteritz et un petit Fletcher jouent ensemble auprès de notre père en attendant de nous revoir tous ensemble.Dieu donne, Dieu reprend, loué soit notre Seigneur.Il nous aime et nous couvre de ses ailes, la pensée de l'éternité peu nous aider à survivre à notre présent.
Je vous serre fort dans mes bras
Avec tout mon amour
Caroline

Anonymous said...

HI LEE & STEPHANIE, THIS HARD TIME YOU ARE HAVING, WE CAN UNDERSTAND IT VERY WELL, AS ITS REMIND A CHAPTER IN OUR LIFES. JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE LOVE YOU, WE THINK OF YOU AND PLEASE TELL YOUR DAUGHTER THAT YOUR BROTHER FROM MAURITIUS A VERY FAR LITTLE TINY ISLAND IN THE INDIAN OCEAN SEA, THINK AND PRAY FOR HER. GIVE HER OUR HUGS AND KISSES AND TELL HER THAT WE LOVE HER VERY MUCH.
SOMEDAY.....SOMEDAY.... WILL HAVE TEARS OF JOYS SEEING THEM TOGETHER, KNOWING BETTER THE WORLD OF GOD THAN US AND DOING THE GUIDE TO US WHO IS THERE PARENTS.BLESSING TO YOUR WONDERFUL SON AND DAUGHTER N YOU ALSO: LEE N STEPHANIE.
LOVE YOU DEAR: CANDEN & STEPHANIE SUBARAYADU