I have hit a writers block of sorts. Not that I don't have a few things that I'd like to write about, I'm just uncertain as to how to go about stating it! :o) But here is one thing that's been on my mind.
I named my son Gabriel because I love the name. He is not Gabe. I do not like it when people call him Gabe, and I usually cringe on the inside when I hear it in reference to my child. Personally, if I know someone who named their child something that often is given a nickname, I always ask first. "His name is Joseph...do you call him Joe, Joey, or anything like that? Or are you sticking to Joseph?" Isn't that that polite thing to do? I mean, really...don't we as parents do A LOT of thinking about names?
On one (and only one) occasion, I did bring myself to say, "I'd prefer him to be called Gabriel," and that person still calls him Gabe. Ugh.
That's all I've got for today! :o)
Gabriel: Man of God. The name of the angel sent to Daniel (Dan. 8:16; Dan. 9:21): to Zacharias (Luke 1:11-19); and to Mary (Luke 1:26-38).