Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Story of Leokadia

Amarys' middle name is the name of a family friend who passed away in November of 2008. Some of you will remember I posted about her around the time of her death, talking about her significance to our family and a bit about her remarkable life, but if you missed them, you can read about her here and here. Leokadia means lion hearted, and although the original Leokadia was shy and quiet, she had a lion's heart of courage to face many of life's worst challenges, and she loved with a lion hearted fierceness. Especially children. I'm so glad we finally had a girl so we could use Grandma's name.
I still miss her all the time. All the time.

1 comment:

Tamie Harkins said...

Leokadia seems even more unique somehow than Lukadia. What a beautiful way to honor a woman who meant so much to you.