Mrs. Adams

I’ve identified with it for 31 27 years.

It was the reason I was outspoken, exuberant, brutally honest, and stubborn.

It was an excuse.

It connected me to my roots, to my close-knit family, and to what I saw as a strong base.

I was a “Jones.”

Now I’m letting go of that name and assuming a new one.

A name that flows beautifully with my first, matches my daughters, and brings my family into a complete circle.

I’m joining a family who is quiet, reserved, and patient.

Who’s eyes widened with surprise when I let out my first excited squeal, but who have come to embrace my over the top nature.

I’m becoming an “Adams.”

Neither name better than the other, just different.

Both part of me, making up who I am; outspoken; exuberant; brutally honest, and sometimes quiet; reserved; patient.

Two families becoming one.

Embracing each other’s differences and learning from one another.

A completed circle.


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11 Responses to Mrs. Adams
  1. Teresa
    September 27, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Beautiful. This post, your hair, your dress, your family. Xoxoxo

  2. Iza Trapani
    September 27, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Yes, beautiful! And a much belated Congratulations to you! Wishing you all the very best!

  3. Alison
    September 27, 2012 | 10:29 am

    So very happy for you, Mrs Adams!

  4. Robin | Farewell, Stranger
    September 27, 2012 | 11:13 am

    Lovely. 🙂 And what a beautiful family it is.

  5. Amanda Austin
    September 27, 2012 | 12:42 pm

    Love this 🙂 Congrats to you, Mrs. Adams!

  6. Sarah De Visser
    September 27, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    So beautiful! And your mom and dad look wonderful (and happy!). Very happy for you!

  7. Mom
    September 27, 2012 | 2:07 pm

    It’s no wonder that we all love you!!

  8. Jackie
    September 27, 2012 | 4:58 pm

    Congratulations on the name change!

    I love seeing all of the pictures and your dress is beautiful!

  9. Kimberly
    September 28, 2012 | 9:21 am

    Best of both worlds.
    You’re awesome squared.

  10. Rach (DonutsMama)
    September 28, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Congratulations, Mrs. Jones-Adams!

  11. Jill@MommyInconsistent
    October 3, 2012 | 12:53 am

    Awwww, you all look so gorgeous and happy! Isn’t it great to have your daughter at your wedding? We had our wedding when my boys were 2 & 4. Congratulations!

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