Why is your blog called Everything Pink?
I have a Christmas tradition every year where I pick one Christmas card that was sent to me and I call that family. (this year i talked to one of my Young Women leaders from when I was in High School) I pick someone that I never talk to but just communicate through Christmas cards. In 2005 I picked Jill. Her card had been returned to me because I had not changed her new address. I had not talked to Jill in maybe 8 - 10 years? I decided to pick up the phone and just call. I had not done a good job of leaving our friendship on good terms in Utah before we moved to New Orleans. I am sure me calling her was a huge shock. I will be forever grateful for making the call and her being so receptive to me doing so.one of Jill's first postsOver the next few weeks we started emailing and I would call her at times I was feeding Sally Jane. She emailed me one day, the first day she started her blog. I had never heard of a blog. She encouraged me to start one too. I remember in college at BYU, Jill being very good at English. I thought blogs were only for skilled writers like herself. Every morning I would run to the computer to check out her blog and was intrigued with her sidebar and seeing different blogs out there. She kept encouraging me to start one.
I remember thinking what would I call it if I did start one. I can remember the exact spot where I was when I came up with Everything Pink. I was walking the girls in the stroller in the Fieldstone Farms Park in Franklin Tennessee. At the time I had just had my third girl about 10 months prior. I could make a long story out of having the third girl and the first thing everyone asks you is, "so are you going to try for a boy?" Jeff and I have always felt very content with our all girl family and honestly have never even asked our self that question. As I was walking I remember thinking it was perfect that everything in our home is pink - it seems like the perfect fit. ( I often wonder if I have all girls so that some poor girl would not have to plan her wedding with me as her mother in law - I am sure I have potential to be a controlling perfectionist)
I remember walking as fast as I could home (this was back before I could run) to look up the name Everything Pink. It was already taken. I was disappointed. So my web address is Everything is Pink, yet I kept the Everything Pink name.
It is amazing to me how perfect that name has been for my blog. I never ever thought I was good at writing. Not sure I think I am now, I just know I am not afraid to write anymore. I never thought of myself as having as positive attitude as I do now. My blog has become my life through my eyes as if Everything is Pink.
But don't be fooled.
if I would have had a blog the 10 years prior to that this is likely what it would have been called. Everything Sinks. I probably should have called Jill years before.
Thanks Lelly for the weekly challenge and thanks Jill for causing me to change my life! I owe you!