I told you in my post Heaven Sent Messages that I would fill you in on how the pup, Timmy Elijah Love, got his name… and it’s a doozy, if I do say so myself. Of course, my influence was key to this decision, but read for yourself how the confluence of spirit, serendipity and relationships formed this elegant name.
Once mama came to the conclusion that she must adopt this new little guy she started pondering names. Her first inclination is always towards personally meaningful, literary or cultural names. Names that immediately came to mind were Aramis, Amadeus and Sirius (notice the cadence of all are in sync with Atticus — no coincidence!)
Backtrack one month… An FOA I met through twitter (a gloriously centered and spiritual soul — @OneLoveOneEarth) had emailed mama telling her that her son had some insights on the night of my transition and when mama was ready, she wanted to share. We’ll come back to this storyline in a moment…
During a road-trip last weekend, the name Timmy kept coming into mama’s mind. It made sense because both mama and I have a deep love and respect for young Timmy Lincecum, ace Giant’s pitcher and 2-time Cy Young award winner. As you FOA’s know, mama has been a diehard SF Giant’s fan since she was a wee child and Timmy holds a special place for her.
Our “freaky” pitcher stands for so much more than award and World Series Championship winner. For us, Timmy Lincecum is a beacon of hope and resiliency. Proof that an underdog — a skinny, scrawny, long-haired kid — is capable of indescribable greatness. A strong name indeed, but others thought it was a little silly and not dignified enough.
As mama was driving, she was listening to her beloved Chris Robinson Brotherhood and grooving to their rendition of the old classic, “Poor Elijah”. Then when she switched to the radio, can you guess what song was playing? Eric Clapton’s version of Poor Elijah! Lightbulb moment! His name will be Elijah.
Now, getting back to my twitter friend… Mama came home to a long email from @OneLoveOneEarth and mama felt my spirit moving in the universe.
“December 12th, before bedtime, my son (Timmy) – who is six and VERY aware and intuitive – said some very interesting things. He said it was a very special “angel day.” To us an “angel day” is a day to honor someone’s passing. Timmy is very passionate about Jesus (100% his own truth and took me completely by surprise a few years ago) and is curious about “Jesus’ friends who are now angels.” “
“He told me that night (December 12th) a very special angel was being born. Timmy that the special angel was going to the Light because he believed in the Light. He said the angel’s family believes in the Light too – and that they’d be sad – but they should be happy because the new angel would be very happy.”
Blimey!! Little Timmy’s revelations were spoken at almost the exact time of my transition! And Mama had no idea of our friend’s son name. It immediately made sense to mama… I was driving this decision from the heavens and she got it! Timmy Elijah Love.
They say the universe works in mysterious ways. But it’s not such a mystery when there’s a furry angel keeping watch.