I've written about my love of Lisa Leonard before - and have known
since the day I found out I was pregnant for months that I wanted a necklace with our sweet baby's name on it. After we finalized his name, I had a hard time choosing which necklace. There is a SUPER sweet one with a charm that has two little feet that was a top contender, and then I thought about the classic round because I love my first LL necklace so much... but I have two other round LL necklaces (one pictured in the first link above) and the heart strings one that Chandler gave me last Valentine's day. I love them both - but decided that I wanted something a little different for OP.
I LOVE the way it turned out! I knew we wouldn't be using his birthdate and wanted something special on the back so we decided to go with a Bible verse. There were several that came to mind but after going through my Bible and looking through some that I'd underlined, I found the perfect one.
2 Corinthians 9:15 --> Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
We are so fortunate to have been blessed with the ability to have a baby. I know what a gift that is in and of itself and we are so grateful to have had a healthy pregnancy and so far, healthy baby... as soon as I saw this verse and read it to Chan, we both agreed it was the one.
There were several others that were similar, but we chose this one because in context, Paul is explaining the importance of giving to the people of Corinth. There are so many Bible verses that are wonderful alone, but in context, don't seem as great - so I tend to read an entire chapter to pull out what's going on before I really love a verse on its own. If OP learns nothing else, I want him to understand the importance of giving and kindness - and not just giving, but cheerful giving...giving from the heart. The same giving that Paul references in chapter 9.