Thursday, November 3, 2011

my blog is moving and getting a name change

A blogger friend of mine e-mailed me the other day and asked me a question.  This person asked me if I ever considered changing the name of this blog. I'm going to paraphrase here he/she said that this blog really isn't "all about Jen", so why the name?

Honestly, I had no vision of what this blog would be when I started and like the name it wasn't very well thought out. Time and practice however has taught me a few things, first I like what I'm doing on my blog now but the name's gotta go. He or she is free to reveal themselves if they'd like to take credit for nudging me towards this change. I'm rather excited at this do-over of sorts!

This left me with some choices to make. Do I keep my URL and just change my Blog name ( I thought that might be confusing ) Or do I go for the whole shooting match and just start a whole new blog? The fact of the matter is I like this blog, it's kinda like an old friend and so are many of you, so I've decided to export this one to my new blog here with a fresh new name, something a bit more fitting.

Now you might ask what's the new Blogs name? Now that took some work! I made lists and thought of clever little sayings, then rejected them all. The person who wrote the e-mail mentioned in a follow up e-mail that blog names are personal. How right that person is.

So I started to reflect, to think about our life especially these past five years since the kids deaths. We have lived  through so much heartache but there were so many blessings too, we are after all hopeful people. Surely there was a name there somewhere! In my search for that blog name, I kept on coming back to one thing, people are curious ya know, and the #1 question I get asked is "what it's like after the loss of a child", "how do you go on"? My answer to that is "you go on because you have to there's no other choice". "But you do have a choice in the manner in which you  live on". I will tell you this, "there's a ache that never goes away but God has provided for our family and we're living a full life".

So my blogger friends I do hope you will join me over at my new blog named we're living a full life. I'm afraid I couldn't take my followers when I exported this blog so you'll have to come yourselves if you wish. I should also say that if you are an e-mail subscriber and want to receive what I'll be writing on the new blog by e-mail you are going to have to sign up again (sorry!) and thank you.

That's so be sure to jot it down!


  1. Several things.
    1. I HATE that I cannot comment on your blog while at work. BANE of my existence. So.... I will try to put you at the top of my "at home" list.
    2. I LOVE that you are keeping the blog.
    3. I LOVE that you are changing the name. Your friend was right. The name makes it sound like "it's all about you..." and it SO is not. LOVE.
    4. You're going to need a new button :)
    5. Let me know if I need to re-follow.

    Love your little piece of living a full life. Isn't that what it is really about?


  2. Hey, I'm here to take credit. Does it come with big bags of cash?
    Jen, I'm so glad that you took my suggestion in the manner in which it was intended. I paused before I sent that email thinking that you would be upset but you understood completely. Although it's your blog, you are not a self-centered person and that's what your old title made me think of when I saw it.
    I love the new name and I'm on my way to visit your new "self" now.
    Your Friend, m.

  3. Thanks Kristen,
    I hope you visit the new digs and glad you like the idea. Yup will have to follow again, that's if the follow button isn't being a bitch! sorry, but it keeps on doing the disappearing act!

  4. Mark,
    How about a virtual hug instead?


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