We really thought we would be adopting a boy from Ghana since there are already way too many girl hormones in our house....but it's a girl!!! We are adopting Saviour. We are naming her either Saviour Lillian or Lillian Saviour, but will call her Lily, Lillie, Lilly....not sure how to spell it yet??? Suggestions anyone???
We fasted Thursday and Friday and went to the temple on Friday evening. We were praying to know if we should adopt Dorothy, Saviour, or a boy we hadn't seen yet. As I was sitting in one of the rooms of the Salt Lake Temple, I looked down and glanced at the slip of paper I was holding listing the name of the person I was doing the temple work for that evening. (For those who are not members of our church, once we have completed our own temple ordinances, we then serve in the temple for those who have passed on who did not get the temple ordinances while alive.)
The name on my paper was Lillie. Suddenly I knew. My heart started beating so fast and I felt the Spirit pour thoughts into my head. I knew we were going to adopt Saviour and we would call her Lily. When Kingsley described Saviour over the phone to Lois, he told her that her spirit was so much like his niece's. His niece was adopted by Lois and her name is Lillian. We haven't met Lillian yet, but Lois said there is something about her that draws people to her and that you can feel the Light of Christ within her. The thought also occurred to me that a lily is a symbol of Easter and this little girl is named after the Saviour....the reason we rejoice at Easter.
In another room of the temple, I began to remember the words to the song, "Consider the Lilies of the Field". I am posting a video of the Mormon Tabernacle choir singing this song. It's always been one of my favorites. As I thought about this song, I realized that Heavenly Father is watching over all of us. He knows and loves Saviour and he knows of our desire to build our family through adoption. He is taking care or each of us. I know He will watch over our "Lily" until we can bring her home!!