Andrew and I went to the first annual Food Truck Festival in our local town, Fort Langley. It also happens to be where Andrew grew up, and where I was always drawn to on those dark rainy nights when I needed the comfort of something familiar. Fort Langley is known for its coffee shop slash bookstore on the corner of Glover road, a place where I could pacify five loves at once: coffee, reading, writing, avocado chicken wraps and Stella.
After we inhaled our donairs (Andrew ordered the extra beef and I had the falafel) we walked Callum down to the main park and let him run around with a bunch of full-bellied kids. At one point, this sweet little girl showed up in the play area. She had these bright blue eyes and light brown curls that framed her face in a way that invited a stare. Of course, Callum gravitated to her and captivated by her, obeyed her every command.
She must have been no more than one or two months older than him but to Callum, she was queen. She looked just like she would be an exact blend of both Andrew and my DNA. The brown hair, the full lips, the crystal blue eyes.
Her mom showed up on the scene and I had to tell her just how adorable her daughter was.
“Thank you!” she said. And then? She called her, “Lily! Come down from there!”
Andrew and I looked at each other, shocked. Lily had been our daughter’s name if Callum had been a girl! And then Lily’s mom called out her older brother’s name, “Ethan, five more minutes!”
We were like WHAT?! We’ve got an Ethan, and now this Lily, and we were just done. It felt like the universe was telling us something, and we weren’t even high.
Would we love to have another baby? Yes. A Lily? More than you even know. Should we? For Callum’s sake, it would be nice.
It’s a nice story though, isn’t it?
Do you guys have baby names in mind already?
If you have a son, what was the name going to be if he had been a girl? And if you have a daughter, what was your boy name?