I was given the name Carol, meaning “Song of Joy”!
To be honest I struggled liking it! I struggled with it mostly because there were three other Carols throughout my grade-school years, because I am naturally a melancholy personality and it just seemed like an old person’s name! You might think I like it now because I know very few Carols or because I am such a joyful soul or I am an old person; but really I love it because of all the Christmas Carols we sing year after year and their message of God’s love!
I do love meditating on the spiritual poems that hit my heart hard. I love the older hymns and those writers who capture the message of the promised Messiah. They make me feel isolated in peace and hope.
Christmas is a special time when I hear my name uttered constantly. It seems easier to be joyful in this season but I carry the name throughout the year, which is a constant reminder of God’s love! I am and I feel blessed!