Tuesday, January 02, 2007

I realized today that the url for my blog was not the same as the title for my blog. If I were to change the name I go by again which I did in 1991, it would be "Caitriona." It was while reading a Stephen Lawhead book out loud to my kids that I first came across the name. Immediately I liked it. So perhaps when I turn 50 or get published hoping that the latter will come before the former I will take on a new name again. Caitriona Pellegrino or maybe Caitriona Palmer, both surnames mean pilgrim. It really would not be new just a different form of the same name which is what I did in '91.
Of course, there are a number of people who still call me by the name my parents gave me. I don't think Dan would appreciate my changing my surname, but if it was just a pen name I don't think he'd mind.

"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. " Proverbs 22;1

The meaning of my name is purity which was a complete joke to me before I was a Christian. Being bad was good. Growing up, I thought it was cool to be bad. Then I found out that everyone is bad and in need of forgiveness, redemption and restoration. Now I see that the Lord speaking my full name over me through my husband that He is in the business of making his children pure through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

Here we are into the new year. It is a strange new year because we are not in a new place. Believe it or not, it has been a real adjustment for me. Something inside is longing to go. We really are creatures of habit. Soon enough I will be on the road with my children, heading to KY for a couple of weeks. It is however not the same as moving to a new city and state. Pray that the Lord give me peace and joy in being right where I am and doing exactly what he intends for me to do.


Grace Joan said...

I like "Caitriona Palmer".
The other one sounds a little too fake, but this one sounds enchanting, yet realistic at the same time.
I just love the way "Caitriona" rolls off my tongue...who knows, maybe I'll name one of my kids that ;-)
I love you!
Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Mrs. Mullaney! Caitriona is a beautiful name with a beautiful meaning. =) I can't wait to see you and your wonderful family in just a few days!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!
Grace said to pop over and wish you the best birthday wishes!
Hope it's wonderful!!


Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS> MULLANEY!!! hope that this is the best year you've had yet!!!
Nate (F.)