I love, love, love being Mrs. Dunson. Why? Well, it means I’m married to my husband first and foremost. It also means that I am following in the footsteps of my esteemed mother-in-law who also married a Walter Dunson. I love being Mrs. Dunson because it makes me “The Mrs.” When we were engaged I considered keeping my name. I had had my name for a long time and I was worried about losing part of my identity. What I didn’t realize is that my new identity as a wife still contains much of who I was. However, I am no longer a single girl. For me, it felt completely natural and right to take my husband’s name. I feel more like a wife with it and wouldn’t have it any other way. I also realize that I haven’t lost a thing – only gained!
#176: Being Mrs. Dunson October 6, 2011