Friday, September 28, 2007

What's in a Name?

Everything, of course! The name determines the spirit, the very nature of the thing itself. So, some people have asked me about the name for my new blog here. Why Snowflake submerged?
Well, I'm Snowflake. That isn't my real name of course, but it has been my moniker, my online alias if you will, for over three years now. My husband gave me the name Snowflake. It's because I love the winter and I love the snow - usually. My Robert says that I am like a Snowflake because I am beautiful and unique. There will never be another one of me. I love it that he gave me such a special name and I use it because he gave it to me. He also calls me girlfriend, but that is more of an endearment just between us.
The submerged part of the name seems obvious. Yes, it has to do with my husband being a submariner, but it is also representative of so many other things. There are times in my life where I do feel overwhelmed, where I do feel the waves closing over my head, you know? What am I submerged under? Laundry, for one. The insanity that comes with two little girls and all that goes along with being a stay at home mom.
Don't get me wrong, I love my life and wouldn't have it any other way... but still, Snowflake Submerged fits.