I believe that a name can be a promise – a declaration that you bestow upon your child with their first breath. A name, chosen with intention, spoken thousands of times over decades, starts as a prayer and becomes an identity. “You shall be called…and you will be…”

Shai is a Hebrew word that means gift – God’s gift.  Lynn means beautiful. She shares a middle name with her Mimi. This precious baby girl was God’s gift to our family months before she made her arrival into this world. She has taught us how to grieve, how to hope, how to trust God, and how to be joyful. She has reminded us that everything that happens, everything that we do, can and should bring God glory. She has strengthened our marriage, softened our hearts, led us to prayer, and deepened our relationships. We firmly believe that as this sweet girl’s story unfolds, she will influence God’s kingdom and her legacy will bring Him glory and praise. What a gift to be her parents.

We are so proud to introduce “God’s beautiful gift” – Shailyn Anne.

Born April 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm, she weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long. We are soaking up every moment.

Our family and this baby have been covered in prayer, and God’s answers to these prayers are so evident. This baby eats like a champ, with ease! You probably know that this was one of our strongest petitions. To God be the glory! We are so grateful and amazed.