So . . . my daughter checked out this blog to read the posts about how I felt and dealt with her cancer "journey". In the last post, I shared how much we had been helped by following Byron Katie's philosophy of "loving what is" . . . Well . . . that's true . . . except . . . my daughter said, "Couldn't you have found another name than "Brooke" for me? It makes me sound like some adolescent, preppy cheerleader . . . So we love what is, but we don't love the name Brooke. I asked if she would have preferred "Gertrude" or "Hortense" . . . . . . . ( by now in the conversation we can hardly understand each other because we are laughing so hard) . . . and she suggested that I call her Nephertiti, Marie-Antoinette, Miss Piggy or Cleopatra . . . . I came up with Betty Boop or Lady Ga Ga. Maybe you have some suggestions????
Finally we did not settle on a nom de plume for her because we were just one-upping each other with silly names. So I think I will let "Brooke" remain as her name, for now, in those 3 past posts duly noting, however, her objections. So if you are going to read them try not to think of her as a Brooke, a cheerleader, or a preppy adolescent . . . guess she so loves what is (her real name and self) that she had trouble accepting what isn't. Huh? So, got that? Please substitute a name of your choosing for "Brooke" in the 3 posts about "cancer - my daughter . . ." LOL
Addendum: Didn't realize what a nice opportunity this would be to express my appreciation for your caring comments by creating a little give-away. So read the all posts on "cancer - my daughter . . ." from July 6th on, COMMENT, and in your comment come up with a name to replace "Brooke" (if that is your name, btw, please do not be offended. I love it. Somehow, it just did not click with my daughter). Tell me that you have created a LINK to this blog and I will put your suggested name "into the hat" TWICE. Tell me you have become a new follower and you get another entry. Then, click on my next post to see what the give-away is. It has a value of $100. USD. One suggestion per day, per person.
A suggested name will be chosen at random from among all found in the comments, and the person who suggested the name will be the recipient of the give-away. Since I am a new blogger and not well-known (yet), I will announce the recipient of the give-away on Monday, July 13, at 9:00 a.m. EST. That will hopefully allow a few names to accumulate! I will also change the name in the 3 posts about "Brooke" to the one selected by one of you.
Since I am having trouble commenting on some blogs please check back here to see if the name you suggest is chosen, and to make sure I can contact you to get your address.