Monday, August 17, 2009

What's in a name?

First of all, I love this picture of Linzhi...Pure Joy!
I have been asked several times from family and friends these questions...What's the meaning of Linzhi name? Why do you spell her name like that? How do you pronounce it?
A. The meaning of Linzhi's name is .. Lin- "fine jade, gem" Zhi- "will, purpose, wisdom"
B. We thought it would be a great way to honor her heritage by giving her a Chinese spelling to an American sounding name AND it's fun to watch people try and pronounce it...KIDDING! (sort of).
C. Linzhi is pronounced like "Lindsay"
What is so amazing to me is how much she is like the meaning of her name, especially "will" . Her will is what makes her achieve all the things we were told she wouldn't be able to do...Her will is making it possible for her to eat a bowl of noodles with a fork, ALL BY HERSELF. This huge victory took almost two years to accomplish!!! The list truly goes on and on... She is my beautiful "gem" and I love her so dearly.


Lori Lee said...

All by herself?? WOW! I hope Sara can do that some day...she's dying to feed herself with a utensil! She tries so hard, but just can't get it...yet! I love reading your blog! I hope someday to adopt too, it's on my heart daily!

The Ferrill's said...

Way to go sweet Linzhi! You are one mighty little girl! I hope one day you and Kimmie will meet!
Amy, I'm praying for you!!!!!!
Love you!!!!!!!!!