Names are significant and can also be very descriptive. Names tell a story all their own. For instance, my last name is Hunter. Now this seems pretty self-explanatory. Hunter= a proper noun meaning one who hunts. But for my family it means so much more than that. In fact, my father-in-law has spent countless hours in our local genealogy library tracing our ancestral lines all the way across the world and back through centuries to the origins of our humble name.
The name “Hunter” made its first appearance in Scotland in 12th century as the Hunter of Hunterston. Traditionally, they were the “keepers of the Forrests Royale”. Later, our ancestors made the epic pilgrimage across the Atlantic for a New start in a New land.
And the rest is history……
When I first began contemplating writing a blog I was overwhelmed at how behind the times I had become. Since having children and being blessed to be able to stay home with them, I often feel that my “adult communication skills” are somewhat rusty. (Truth be told, sometimes I even feel backwards.) Still, being the dreamer that I am (more on that subject later!), it didn’t take my imagination long to picture myself as an unopened bud surrounded by many lovely and sweet blooms.
One particular friend (ahem, sister-in-law!) is like an enormous Peony bloom!!! She is vibrant and funny; a real people person. It is almost as if people are drawn to her like a bee to a sweet-smelling flower. She makes friends wherever she goes and never hesitates to relax herself in a group.
I, on the other hand, am just not that way. I wasn’t created that way (wanna know how I know that, read my post “An Unexpected Discovery”). I am reserved and shy in a group; friendly but not so good at engaging in a conversation unless I am comfortable with who is involved. My sweet husband said that some might think I was a little snobby until they got to know me. I knew that his constructive criticism was true, although “snobby” was a little harsh ;). I just couldn’t open up. I could not bloom… Until now!!!
While praying and prepping to step out on faith with this new blogging en devour, I truly feel that the Lord has allowed me an opportunity to bloom into the lovely flower that He created! I am so excited to see where this journey will take me and my family! I want to be a bloom that gives all the glory and honor to Jesus Christ!! Just as the sunflower literally turns to face the sun, I want to face God’s Son and point others to Him through this opportunity! Please pray that I will follow His leadership and guidance so that I might be effective for Him!
Until next time….