So I’ve finally “officially” relinquished my maiden name for a new one. My license is changed, my social security card is changed, and my check card/bank account is changed. I feel a little sad that I didn’t at least keep a vestige of my old last name, like hyphenation or ditching my middle name for my maiden one. But, changing my name was a little like shrugging out of an old coat on the first day of spring. The coat was comfortable, yes, and familiar, but now I’m enjoying the warmth of sunlight and a fresh breeze on my skin.
Thank you Lord for transitions and seasons.