This is my name story as written by my dear mother.
♫ Happy birthday to me! ♪
"When I was about six months pregnant with my first baby, I was awakened by a very powerful dream. I was playing with a beautiful little girl. She had white-blonde hair and blue eyes, and she was wearing a flowered dress. I woke up knowing that she was my daughter and that her name was Seleka and that her name was spelled S-e-l-e-k-a because she was selected by God for something special. Months later, after her entrance into this world, my then-husband & I called his aunt in Utah to share the good news. When we told her our baby's name, she asked how we spelled it. Then she told us that it is a Native American name that means "Peace on Earth."
She was a peaceful, happy, loving baby. Even as an infant, she had a way of looking into you rather than at you, and I have always called her my "Special Friend" because of that sense of connection with her. What is the "something special" for which she was selected? Maybe it isn't just one thing. She is my Firstborn, and we share many traits and a deep bond. That's something special to me.
Beyond that, I see how absolutely AMAZING she is! She is very intelligent and the single most loving, caring, empathic, honest, sympathetic and giving person I know. That's certainly something special.
Life has brought her many heartaches, and she has worked through each of them to a place of peace and joy. That's something special.
As a mother, sometimes I have thought that her selection might be for a place of fame or worldly honor, perhaps in terms of her career path. There were times when I worried about her, prayed for her, and wondered how she would become whatever it was for which God had selected her.
grew up (as did she!), and I learned that her selection may have had nothing to do with fame or worldly recognition. Maybe it has to do with her tremendous capacity for love and the ability and desire she has to share it with others. Through that, she has become a healer. She touches every person she meets with light and love and acceptance. Now that's something special!
As she approaches her birthday this year, I so wish I could be with her! But this is what I can do instead. I can share with you how much I love and admire her! Maybe some of you can share what makes her "something special" in your life. Happy Birthday, Behrs Necessities, my Special Friend!
I forgot to mention that, a few years later, the dream proved to be a premonition when I found myself playing with my little girl and recognizing the dream in action....including the same flowered dress!"
- Johnna Sims