Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Where on Earth Did They Get that Name??

Hear ye, Hear ye!  No, that’s not it.   Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ear.  Ummm, no… not that either.    Hey, y’all!!  Yes….There we go! Welcome, welcome! You will have to bear with me, as I am brand new to this blogging thing! Did you know they will let anyone have their own blog? For free! Hehehe..…Oh the thinks you can think! I’m not sure how or why, but, I just quoted Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss all in one paragraph….see, I could be dangerous!
Ok, enough of the rambling.  Speaking of rambling….My friend, Kim, is actually the one who came up with the title for this blog. One of her first ideas, though, was “Robin’s Ramblings”.  I told her that would probably be very accurate (obviously)! Then, after I shared some things that I felt impressed upon to include along the way, she immediately wrote me back with “Are My Roots Showing?” I can’t tell you how long I have brainstormed the idea of a title for this blog without being able to come up with a name that set the tone I wanted. All of the sudden, there it was!
 It was one of those moments like I had when I came up with the name for the child I was carrying. After pouring over a gazillion names, like most moms do when they find out they’re pregnant, I had the perfect name just fall into my heart! I was only about 8 weeks pregnant and listening to Priscilla Shirer speak at a conference and she mentioned her son, Jude. I sat straight up in my seat and told my sister in law sitting next to me, “That’s it! That’s my baby’s name! Oh, I hope I have another boy!!” I LOVED it. It came over me so strongly that I felt it had to be a God thing and that it would almost be disobeying to not use that name. Only, what if it’s a girl? To which my sister in law, Felicia, and friend, Shelley, both replied, “I kind of like it for a girl, too!” Oddly enough, so did I. Even more so, my husband was on board with it! Needless to say, Jude is now an almost 3 year girl with long, blonde hair that curls on the ends, big blue eyes, and as Shelley has said, oozing personality from every pore . She is not what I had envisioned when I saddled my unborn child with the name I loved. She’s so much more and her name fits her perfectly. 

So, while I have an idea, I’m not sure exactly what type of blog I am birthing here or just what it will become.  But, like the name Jude, “Roots” is coming from a place of love.
We've all said it about baby's names before, "where on earth did they get that name?!" I'm quite certain people said that about us with Jude.  If you are wondering about the title for the blog or curious about where I may be going with this "roots" thing, or if you just want to get an idea of what to expect from this blog, please read the side note on the blog page titled, “about roots”. 
Thanks for visiting! Please feel free to comment or share anytime! I’m sorry, I just can’t resist…I’ve only been in Southern California for 2 months so, the Tennessean in me must say it......”Y’all come back now, ya hear?!”
~ Robin



  1. Love, love, love it!!!! I can't take credit for the naming, though! "Roots" was an easy jumping off spot and that was God-given to you! I can't wait to read more! Like one or two posts a day, ok?! Now you need that sarcastic pic from FB..."we used to have family time but now my mom has a blog"! :) Blog on, sista!

    1. lol! I do need that one.... I can see where it could get addicting! As if I needed anything beyond facebook to be hooked on! And, if I post a lot, that means you have to start posting more, too! deal??:) Also, if not for your idea on the title, I doubt I'd have anything posted on here. When I logged into blogger, it said I'd been a member since Feb 2011. That's how long I've been thinking about blogging!:)