And even more unique? Iris is 106 years old today. She is truly a blessing, a delight, a true pioneer and gifted woman that our children have memories with that will last a lifetime.
Miss A’s has a double middle name as do all of our children. But how we chose her first name was how it would sound with what we knew would be her first middle name, Iris. She is named after a very special lady, our great-great aunt, Iris, my late great-grandfather’s sister. Today after church we called our very special aunt and Miss A proudly sang loudly into the phone…
“Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Iris. Happy Birthday to you.” Miss A belted it out louder than any of us and Iris was tickled to hear all the kids sing. It’s unique that our children have multi-generations of family they know and are raised around on the North Dakota prairie.
Iris set a high bar in our family for education, generosity, dignity, class, beauty, faith, loyalty and love. And no matter where life takes Miss A, she’ll always have the memories and stories of her now 106 year old namesake to learn to live by while blazing her own trail on the prairie.
Do you have a special namesake/ story for you or your children?