Sarah-Frances Shalom Morginsky
Long name huh? Well, her name has a lot of heritage and we want to share with you where her name came from.
Sarah is for Sharon’s older sister Sarah. She is dedicated to making people laugh, a truth seeker, a writer and teacher, witty, a lover of Jesus, and comfortable with the messiness of life. We hope Frankie grows into these traits too.
Frances is for Matt’s grandpa Francis (they called him Frank). Frank was married to Grandma Emily for over 60 years. He was loyal, faithful, devout, loved good food and good wine and provided well for his family. He was a great role model for Matt when he was growing up. Frankie will be carrying on a great Italian legacy by carrying his name.
Shalom is Hebrew for peace. But its much more than that. It means ‘wholeness.’ There will be a day when all wrongs will be made right and all sadness will be replaced with joy. In seminary we have seen the brokenness of the world....in ourselves and sickness, friends’ marriages breaking, children with chronic illnesses, friends losing children...all the ugly things of life. But we have also seen glimpses of shalom...the beauty of a new baby, the care of neighbors for one another, people coming to know God, making bread for friends, flowers growing, snow falling, feeling love from each other...this is a glimpse of wholeness...when God will make the earth NEW and relationships will be restored and all the brokenness of this earth will be made un-broken. We hope Frankie, as well as all of you, experience shalom in your life and are givers of peace in all you do.