Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Grand Opening!

Animated - having much high-spirited energy and movement……marked by much life. Mesina – my new last name; well sort of new, I’ve had it for almost 6 years now. I was like a woman in a mall trying to decide what fits. I couldn’t decide what to name this blog.

So, I thought long and hard about what I wanted this blog to be about. I knew I wanted it to be about my family, my life, my spiritual walk, and just about anything else my mind happens to wander on. I wanted to make sure that no thought of mine, no matter how stupid, would ever go unpublished. It can be a learning experience and quite entertaining to learn from past views and mistakes. They need not be mistakes either; people develop and expand on previous held ideas all the time. At any rate, I hope this will be a fruitful experience.

As to why I named it what I did, well it describes me, first and foremost (although the “movement” part is debatable). Second, it describes the direction my wife and I want to take our family. A family “marked by much life”, both physically and spiritually. Third, “Animated” and “Mesina” both describe a new beginning, a new chapter full of high-spirited energy, movement, and of course marked by much life. As I mentioned above, Mesina is a new last name for me, and it also happens to be my wife’s last name. Yes, that’s right; I took on my wife’s last name. There is a story behind it, but let’s just say that it was best for me and my family.

There is a history behind changes names; particularly males. In the Old Testament, God changes Abram’s name to Abraham and Simon into Peter. Now, I certainly wasn’t called by God to change my name to Mesina, but it was an unintentional meaning I came to embrace years after having changed my last name.

So, with that said, I launch my blog only to have me be the only one read it…lol.

*brakes bottle*



mchavez said...

hello Animated Mesina! congrats on your grand opening :) I don't think you will be the only one reading lol!! I look forward to future blogs 'cause I know you always have something smart and amusing to say

Victor said...

Why thank you Monica...=)

Stop by anytime. I'm sure I'll get the hang of things and post some pics and music.

Vernon said...

Hey Victor! and just in case you thought nobody would read your blog entries all the way through... Look it up and I believe you will find that it was in the New Testament that Simon was renamed to Peter, and Although Saul of the Old Testament was chosen by God as the first King of Israel it was Saul the Pharisee in the New Testament for whom God chose the name Paul.

Vernon said...

BTW your BLOG is sweeeet !!!

Victor said...

You're right Vernon. Thanks for the correction. I'll fix that later today.

Thanks for stopping by...=)