I may have posted this on my Facebook photo album of my maternity diaries but I would love to declare this again and again.
Annakate Yunkay Thompson is our bundle of joy from God for she is fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:13-16) Even though she is still growing preciously in my womb, we truly believe that AnnaKate is marvelously and perfectly knitted by His Almighty hands.
We pray that she will grow up not just to be our precious princess, but a God-sent princess that stands firmly in God’s Words and lives each day with God’s grace.
Her name Annakate derives from two angelic names of ‘Anna’ which means grace and ‘Kate’ which means pure. We are also greatly inspired by Anna, the female prophet in the book of Luke. “She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying.” (Luke 2:38) May AnnaKate be an intercessor warrior and a faithful servant in the house of the Lord.
We constantly pray that AnnaKate will spread God’s grace to her circle of life and remain pure in heart, pure in mind, and pure in spirit until she meets the perfect man that Almighty God has prepared for her. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:8)
Her Chinese names are Yun (恩 ,ēn in Mandarin), which means grace or kindness, while Kay (祺, qí in Mandarin) means felicity or euphoria. And again, we definitely praise God for His grace in our little one’s life and hence the many forms of “grace” in her name. May God’s grace dwell in our daughter as she lives her life with joy and felicity.
May this declaration be our daily prayer for the next century, so long as we live. Thank You Father for the amazing gift.