Since then, we've learned that this sweet little baby is from Jiangxi Province, an absolutely beautiful area in the southeastern part of China. Born on December 12th of 2009, it is reported to us that she is healthy and strong.
Her American name will be Eva Monet Baltes with Jiawan retained as a 2nd middle name on all legal documentation. Several people have asked about her name.
- Eva: Chosen in honor of Grandma Baltes. She was a wonderful woman who reflected God's love and kindness daily. We have special memories of playing games, laughing, and great visits together. Someone else pointed out that EVA is also a part of TrEVA which also honors the name chosen by my parents.
- Monet: As in the painter, Monet, we want our daughter to grow up understanding that she is a reflection of her Creator. She is beautiful because of Him. We will encourage her to discover how God has designed her in a unique way.