When Malen and I first got married, whenever we talked about having kids, Malen always wanted to name our first child Sky. He would always say, he was going to teach them that the Sky was the limit, this was going to be the name of our little boy! Also when he was 18 he had a fake ID, and his name was Sky, so I think that is another reason he liked the name so much, although he would never admit it!!
When we found out we had been chosen for adoption, we started talking about names again, Malen instantly brought up the name Sky, he loved it. We wrote down other choices but Sky was at the top, and both of us agreed that we loved it, and would see if our birth family liked it as well.
While we were doing our first face to face, with Tyler and Juanita (our birth parents) everything was going well, the social workers help the conversation along. When one of the social workers asked, "what about names? Has anyone thought about names for the baby?" Juanita said, "Well Tyler loves the name Sky!" I almost fell out of my seat, I basically screamed right back at them, "Malen loves that name!!" That is the name we had picked out!! " I think I told them how since we had first gotten married, that it was our top name, but being that it was 8 years ago, I am unsure!
It was such a sign and blessing from our Heavenly Father that this child was meant to be raised by us, and that Tyler and Juanita were meant to be our birth family.
I remember our social working saying, he couldn't believe it, he said do you know what a uncommon name that is, and how rare that both of you chose that name!! It was amazing, and still is!!
Now remember that the ultra sound said this was a girl! So I was going to name her Skye Noelle. You will have to stay tuned on Sky's actual birthday to hear the birth story!!
I may post this on my other blog too, since my family and birth family read it, they might enjoy the story, sorry if I will bore you!!