I have always been very proud of my last name. I knew the importance of my family and being a part of them was always very special to me. When Bret and I decided to get married I was really hesitant about taking his last name as my own. It was not out of disrespect or not wanting to fully commit to Bret, I just didn't want to give up a name that had been mine that I had a large amount of pride in. After many conversations however I decided taking my married name was the right thing to do and I wanted to share that with my husband. I have been married for a little over a year now and I have enjoyed watching a new pride build within me for the letter "M." There is a certain beauty behind an "M" to me because I know feel that it is my letter. This is something I share with Bret that nobody can take away from us. It's our own little private club as husband and wife and I am finding that very inspiring. While I will always be proud of where I came from, I like knowing that with my new name I will build my own family and my own future with Bret.