Almost 25 years ago my husband gave me a gift that wasn't really a gift, but it was akind of giving in which I've taken great delight for decades, so we shall count it as one, okay?
And I'm of the opinion that our meeting was Divine and God was very much up to something back then, because truly, we were living in opposite worlds at the time, which in my complicated way of thinking means my Name Gift was just as much from Him.
He gave me a name that matches my spirit.
It is common for people to comment on my name upon our first meeting because they rarely expect it to be as simple as it is–"Like, would you like TO DANCE?" and I alwaysalways want to reply with, "Why, YES, I'd like to dance!" and sometimes I even do. Say it…not do it.
And so, today when my friend Lisa Jo shared her writing prompt and the theme was "Dance," how could I NOT write for five minutes-plus-a-little-longer about the very thing that has faithfully followed me like the sweetest of puppies for the longest of times?
After three years of thinking about redesigning my blog, I'm finally moving forward at a snail's pace–unfortunately that's my version of Mach speed.
Which is your first clue about where I'm headed.
If you haven't already, why not subscribe to PENSIEVE in a reader or by email? That way you can see the big reveal right when it occurs.
All I can say is I'm pretty excited now that I know where I'm goin'….
Your turn: Did you think something similar the first time you heard my name? Or do you have a fun story about your own? Or what thoughts come to your mind when you hear the word "dance"?
Photo credit: Top, Mishelle Lane; bottom, Dawn Camp. Both, brilliant photographers!
Robin Dance. That’s a sweet name. And beautiful. And awesome that it matches your spirit! Blessings to you!
I love your energy and joy that comes through this post! ‘a name that matches my spirit’ – that’s so cool!
There’s so much power in a name – so great that God chose this way to affirm the person you were created to be.
Really enjoyed stopping by today (via Lisa-Jo!)
How could you not take this prompt…I think it is a sweet gift when God gives us a new name in someway…don’t we all need Him to write a new song…a new name…for us. Happy Friday and keep dancing~
A name to match your heart, how lovely. And oh my, how could you not join in on the fun today, the word was just for you! Nice to meet you Robin, I see you around the web and how much you are loved.
One of my many favorite things about marrying Andy was getting his name…Alisa Lamb. Did you know that Bebe and I have a Children’s Bookstore in our future called, “Dancing Lambs”?
Dance immediately conjures thoughts of joy and beauty. And those are things I definitely associated with you before I ever realized it was your last name. 🙂
Okay, I added you to my reader (I was already following you on blogger but now I am double connected!). Can’t wait to see what you are up to. I hope you have a lively day- one that makes your spirit dance!
i already follow you gorgeous! looking forward to your redux – 16 balls in the process of one too!
You have a great name. 🙂 My last name is commonly mispronounced “sway”, but means “mango” in Khmer/Cambodian… That was a lot of fun @ doctor’s appointments when I was pregnant and they would call “SUSAN SWAY?” in the waiting room. I was always tempted to reply that sway was much too graceful for me, and maybe waddle would be more fitting. 😉
Oh my gosh — I totally love your name. Can we swap?
The first time I heard (or read) your last name it made me smile 🙂