Thursday, July 19, 2012

For the love

Disclaimer: The following post was written by a stressed-to-the-max bride. Read at your own risk.

My name is weird. I get that. I've endured 29 years of it being misspelled, mis-pronounced and even mocked. It's truly cruel to have the last name Whiteman when my legs are white as a ghost year-round, no? I'm mostly desensitized to it all at this point. That is until Justin and I got engaged and I became a bride-to-be. I just don't understand how people continue to get my name wrong. Especially when I send them emails with my name on it and then they see it again in my signature line. It's not that hard people. It's happened numerous times over the last five months from several different individuals and I just.can' Last week someone got my name wrong on a shower invitation. Not even misspelled, but flat out wrong. As in, it looks like Justin is marrying someone else. Really? I'm struggling to find grace and forgiveness in all of this. I know it's necessary. I know that I've done far worse things in my life. I know people can be careless and mistakes happen, but shouldn't people go the extra mile to make sure the bride's name is right? I think yes.

And that, my dear blog friends, concludes my rant of the day.


Kinsey Weegar said...

As soon as I read the words, "my name is weird", I thought, "Oh, no, here it is!" Just think, people will most likely not spell Johnson wrong. :)

Bethe said...

Coming from a BethE with an E, I can totally relate. Sorry you're stressed, it will be so much better when you're sitting on the beach for your honeymoon, I promise.