We hadn’t even noticed that our little hummingbird family had returned to the nest on our front porch, and all of a sudden we have a sweet new baby to celebrate! We missed the early, really fuzzy-tiny stage of this little one, and she already looks awfully grown-up.
When Mercy names something, she will often add an “a” to an already existing name, especially to make a masculine name feminine (all that early exposure to Spanish!). For example, Little Foot is the baby dinosaur in Land Before Time, and Little Foot’s sister (in our play) is named Little Foot-a.
So, in honor of my sweet girl I have named the baby Sammy-a. Here she is!