Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The New Name

I decided that the blog has evolved enough from its start, that it needed a new name (although I admit I'm a little nostalgic about re-naming it :)) and a fresh-never-before-used look. After much thought, I chose the name Meant To Be but decided to keep Reflective Ponderings in the description. The new name has dual meaning for me. First, I believe in the sovereignty of God. In other words, that God is in control of all of life and that the things that happen in life (no matter how wonderful or how difficult) are meant to be. And second, I have no doubt that our family built through adoption was meant to be. We were designed to be together.

So, I feel that the name is fitting for our life and for this blog. Everything that I say and do is founded upon these beliefs. I couldn't quite part with Reflective Ponderings because it is a name that Andrew and I came up with together when we both blogged here and it seems only fitting to keep a bit of the history of our very first blog intact. So without further adieu, welcome to Meant To Be (formerly Reflective Ponderings).

12 comments:

CityStreams said...

Love the new name and the new design! Great job. Did you do it all by yourself? I'm impressed!

Alicia said...

It looks great!

Ambrose Family said...

Wow, your blog looks great! I love the name, and the re-design.

Micah said...

I love the new name and the new look! It's very fitting. I too decided to give our blog a little face lift today. We've been struggling with a new name since Maggie was born but we've both just drawn a blank...

Monica said...

It's so Alaina!! Beautiful.

Catherine said...

The new design came out great! Now I'm inspired to maybe go back to my re-do effort, which I shelved over the weekend out of frustration. :)

I also like your new blog name!

Heather L. said...

Wow! It all looks so beautiful! I think your new name is so perfect! and definately keeping the old in the description is the way to go! Good job on designing!

Merrilee said...

It looks great. And I agree with your description of God and "meant to be." We don't always understand why something is happening to us, either good or bad, but it's meant to be that way.

I hope this makes sense, I haven't had enough coffee yet to be coherent!

Jen said...

LOVE IT! Oh and I totally had your birthday gift but forgot to give it to you. :( So you will be getting a package soon.

Barbie said...

I love the new look and the new name. It is beautiful! Did you design it yourself? You are quite talented. :-)

LauraG said...

I love the look. I just want to know, how much time do spend online maintaining all these blogs??

Alaina said...

Hey Laura,
Thanks! I spend the most time on this blog :)- the others are occasional. I will write multiple posts at once, write in the evening when Andrew works late, or write when the boys are happily playing. :) All things in balance - that's my goal! But I love blogging and I sometimes spend too much time... :) It was great to see you Saturday...love ya!