One of the most difficult decisions Dan and I had discussed was what we were going to name our baby butterfly. Some of the stipulations were:
-Can be pronounced in English and Spanish fairly easily
-Held importance -Wanted a middle name
We shared names we liked and Aria was always the top pick (it’s a name I’ve loved since high school), but we weren’t sure about the middle name. One day I was reorganizing my jewelry when I came across a special bracelet that was given to me 8 years ago and realized the perfect name, Lynn.
Shanna Lynn Christensen is a special woman in my life. She was always fun, spunky, hilarious, and outgoing. She was also extremely independent, strong, talented, and made any room light up. She was friends with everyone and made you feel like the most important individual in the world. It was for all of these qualities that I knew I wanted my daughter to be named after her and growing up knowing why we named her so.
Throughout my pregnancy I thought of my dear friend often. It brought back many wonderful memories and smiles. Even though Shanna isn’t with us at this time, I have no doubt our butterfly knew her before coming to us. I’m sure Shanna was sharing her love, jokes, wisdom, and strength.
These frames hang in Aria’s room. One is pressed flowers Shanna gave me, the other is an old photo I’ve hung onto that showcases her personality to a T.
Miss you dear friend, but I know you aren’t far. I hope we raise our baby girl to be just like you.
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