I went to court this morning to officially change my name after almost exactly 13 years as “Anise Flowers-Burglass.” I was too traumatized when getting divorced in 2006 to go through the hassle of changing my name at that time. And I think part of me was reluctant to completely separate from a man who had been in my life for 16 years, and the love that we shared. But now, in 2013, the time was right. And naturally, I want to share the name “Flowers” with my son. So I am very excited to say that I have returned to the name so lovingly given to me by my mother and father: “Anise LaVaun Flowers”.
As for Peanut, his name has been emerging and will be deeply rooted in our family history. Here is an illustration:
Maternal Great-Grandmother: Helen LaVaun Tucker
Maternal Grandmother: April LaVaun Tucker Flowers
Mom: Anise LaVaun Flowers
Baby: Tucker Vaughn Flowers
Tucker continues to be a very happy baby, making for an easy pregnancy. We are 27 weeks / 6 months along now. And I very much enjoy feeling him move and dance around each day!