Saturday, January 15, 2011

What's In a Name

This morning I received an e-mail that began like this:

"Mrs. Jennifer Lazarski,

       Thank you very much for updating your record for Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Directory, Centennial Edition..."

This feels very strange! It's not really a shock; there is a Laurier Alumni directory coming out in June and they asked for my updated information. In June, this will be my name, so this is what I gave them.

When Joel and I get married, I will not only be a "Mrs," I will have a completely different last name.

This is hard, because to some of the most important people in my life, I am Miss Page. 

It's not that I don't want to change my name; I really do. I cannot wait for Joel and I to become a family! 

It is just a strange feeling, and reminds me that my life is about to change completely in the next few months. Marriage is exciting but a little scary too. We are making a commitment to each other that we are going to become one: together forever. 

I am comforted because I've never really had doubts about Joel. He is the ONE. I can't really imagine my life without him and wouldn't want to. He has always been there for me and I know he will always be. I love him so much. 

I know that our future will hold some challenges, but we will embrace these together. I would rather have a bad day with Joel than a good day with anyone else. 

"Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous." 

- Albert Einstein 

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