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April 22, 2003
I have as many pet names for my daughter as I have different reasons for loving her. She is Poppy’s Little Girl, Princess, Huggle-Buggle, Bumbleebee, and Baby Bear, and a dozen names beyond. I almost feared I’d run out of an equal quantity of names for Zachary. But no: Poppy’s Little Man, the Little King, Cuddlebug, Bullpup, my Tiger Cub was able to find as many names as ways to be loved. In the beginning, God let Adam pick names for the animals of the world. Fortunately, God let me do the same for my children without lacking imaginative love.