Thursday, January 12, 2012

Madeleine Bree



When we were little my dad used to read to us before we went to bed. Snuggled under the covers my two younger sisters and I would listen to the adventures of Lucy, Peter, Susan and Edmund. We would solve Cooper Kids mysteries. And marvel, almost fearfully, at L'Engle's magical worlds. As I got older I kept coming back to Madeleine L'Engle's books. For some reason her mixture of science and mystery struck a cord in me. I gobbled up her young adult fiction, feeling particularly attached to the book A Ring of Endless Light. In college I read her book Walking on Water and pondered her questions of Christianity, of God, and nature--they were my questions, too. She created her fictional families full of children, music, water, woods and books! When Andrew and I first started thinking of names for our little ones I knew that I wanted my first little girl to be named Madeleine. Well, I am so tickled to tell you that we will meet our Madeleine Bree at the end of May!

7 comments:

courtney said...

Ohhhh Jewels. I've missed your writing. I've fallen out of the blogosphere and can't seem to get myself back into it, but am definitely glad to see that you haven't lost your touch.

Congrats on your little Madeleine - I just was thumbing Many Waters in the bookstore the other day!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!

A Ring of Endless Light was my personal favorite as well. I'd like to re-read it again!

shelley said...

oh! congratulations to you!!

Victoria Strauser said...

Awww... so sweet! Feel free to have her on the 23rd (my b-d)!! Can't wait to meet them both.

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

so sweet! i'm so excited for you guys :)

Cindy said...

yay ... bring on the PINK! have a lovely weekend you three!

AnnaVallance said...

Congratulations on your good news!