October 17, 2009

Je t'aime Etame


This past week I met a French-speaking lady from Liberia. When I tell her my daughter's name, she says, "oh, that means love in French". Really? I took French I say and doesn't "amour" mean love? No, she says, like "I love you". Oh, Je T'aime! Of course! It means I LOVE YOU. What a treasured revelation.

This all fits together so nicely. Anyone who knows me well knows I love everything French. It is perfect that her birth mother named her this and makes me even more happy we decided to call her by her given name.

2 comments:

  1. I was hoping I explained it clear enough! It's kind of hard to see.

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