Friday, December 31, 2010

What's In A Name

Here's the reason that my blog is named what it is:
My maiden name is Mann. Growing up I wasn't crazy about being a "Mann", everybody teased me and I heard way to many jokes like, "Are you a man, cause you look like a woman to me" ha ha.
Now I love it. When I meet new people I love telling them that I used to be a Mann. Especially teenage boys - they always seem to take a step backwards and get very uncomfortable. I live in a small community (where everybody knows your name) and my parents, Chris and Barbara Mann are very involved with the city, the community, the church, and the University (so everybody literally does know their names). Because I am now a Stoddard, I find that at least once a day I have to say, "My name is Kymberly Stoddard- but I used to be a Mann." I am proud to be a Mann and proud to be a Stoddard. I created this blog as a way to document my journeys as a wife, mother, friend, Heritage Maker, and daughter of God. Follow me on this journey as I try to share insights, ideas, frustrations, and the joys of life.