When we chose the name Hadassah, we didn't do it for it's most common meaning, which is "myrtle tree." While trees are pretty, we didn't choose to name a daughter after one - we preferred to name her after someone she could look to for inspiration. Hadassah, also Queen Esther in the Bible, was a great choice, as she displayed such courage and faith.
In re-checking for this post, I found that some say Hadassah also means "bride" or "star" and another source claimed it meant "compassion" which is pretty neat. :)
When my mom reminded me of the meaning of Hadassah's name in conjunction with the crepe myrtles blooming at the base of our apartment building, I couldn't help but get a picture of her with them. She has brought such beauty to our lives, just like these flowers have to our past few weeks.