Saturday, March 31, 2018

Bunni Pounds explains origins of her name

"He also gave him a copy of the written decree for their destruction, which was given at Shushan, that he might show it to Esther and explain it to her, and that he might command her to go in to the king to make supplication to him and plead before him for her people."
Esther 4:8

Bunni Pounds is a congressional candidate in the runoff for the seat currently held by Jeb Hensarling.  We've never met the woman, but we share numerous mutual friends.  Given that her runoff opponent is a Joe Straus lackey, she's a no-brainer in that race.

In a campaign e-mail, she explains the origins of her; it's an interesting story:

Last week in Rusk, I had my picture taken with the Easter Bunny and was thankful again for my name and heritage.

For those of you who don't know the story, I was named after Billy Graham’s daughter Ruth Bell (nicknamed Bunny). 

My dad was a white coat medic in the U.S. Army during the period of the Vietnam War when he saw a Billy Graham crusade on TV and gave his life completely to Jesus, becoming a born again Christian. My dad always liked to read and when he read about Pastor Graham's family and his daughter Bunny, he thought that it was a cool name. I am still not sure how my mom said yes to this name choice but she did and the rest is history.

They named me Bunni with an "i" and named my sister Sunni two years later to rhyme.

Today on the day before Resurrection Day (Easter), I am so thankful for my heritage - that I grew up with godly parents who taught me the Bible and that I am loved by a great God who was willing to die for me. 

I am thankful for a great country, America, that was founded on our Judeo-Christian values that help foster democracy, entrepreneurship, and freedom for all. Our nation is a light to the world that we can never take for granted.

I am thankful for my family who love me unconditionally, Tim, Israel, and Ben, who have gone on this journey with me and believe that I am the right person to represent the people that I have served for over a decade.

I am thankful for you - for your prayers, your encouragement, and your belief in a woman named Bunni to be the next Member of Congress for the 5th District of Texas.

Thank you and Happy Easter!

Bunni Pounds
Bottom Line: Good to know, and we know we weren't the only ones who were wondering....

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