Saturday, September 24, 2011

What's in a Name

I like my name for a lot of reasons---well, maybe there aren't a LOT, but there are a couple:

I was named for a very sweet friend of my mom's, and I'm honored to be named for such a lovely lady.  Her nickname was Sally, so I'll sometimes use that for a username when I can't use Sara.

I like it because it's simple, and looks pretty in print.  Really, could I get any more shallow than that?  We'll see.  But I like it best without an 'h'---sorry, all you Sarah's out there!

I like it because it means "princess"----I'll never forget one time when I was on retreat in spiritual direction and the priest kept telling me that I had to think of myself as a princess, a daughter of The King.   That probably doesn't sound like a big deal to you because aren't we all that?  But there was a lot of other Holy Spirit stuff happening there, so I found it significant!

So, I was creating this new signature to go on the bottom of my posts, staring at all these different fonts that said "Sara,"  and you know how a word begins to look really strange the more you look at it?  You begin to wonder how it ever came to be the weird collection of letters and sounds that it is.  You wonder how those 4 simple letters could mean something as complex as the person that I am, or that you are.
I've been up too late, and up too early for too many days!  My brain is like the fuzz ball that's keeping me awake, and all I can focus on right now is the the Princess part.  The part that says I'm a Daughter of the King.  And because of that, I know that all the stress I'm feeling right now will pass.  All that really matters is that I am His.


  1. I shall forgive your parents for misspelling your name.....


    My Middle name is Helen which means "light" or "of light". I always liked being a Princess of Light.

    kinda cool that.

    and yet
    "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."



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