Jacques and I named the girls about a month ago,
The Rancourt's are beyond thrilled to introduce to you:
Little Miss Mackenzie is named after my brother, and very proud Uncle Tyler. Tyler's nieces are the light in his life, and his excitement oozed on Christmas when he discovered that his third niece was named after him! Tyler is one of the most joy-filled individuals that we know. Ty has had many obstacles to overcome in his life, but his awesome positive attitude and persistence have gotten him to where he is today. We hope and pray that Mackenzie will embody all of her namesake's awesome attributes!
The name Lily means "hope". Jacques and I have tremendous hope that Lily will thrive after her third heart surgery. Many doctors who have reviewed her file warned that she has less than two years to live...and that was 7 months ago. However, the team of doctors who will be treating Lily as soon as she arrives to the USA are optimistic about her outcome. It just so happens that one of the world's leading experts in the Fontan procedure is a surgeon at the Washington DC Children's Hospital located only 40 minutes from our house. He will perform Lily's third heart surgery. However, our true hope is found in the Almighty Physician...the Lord Jesus Christ. He knows our little girl's heart inside and out. We chose the middle name of Grace because it is only by the grace of God that we were able to lock Lily's file and make her our daughter.
We are so excited for next Christmas when Mackenzie and Lily's stockings will be filled. The best part of all is that our family's hearts will be filled with love for our newest additions!