Hello and Welcome!
I’m Gale Carter but you can call me Grandma Gale, Gigi for short. I am so excited about my new site, Name Precious Little One.Com.
Who, what and where does my great passion for this site creation comes from?
1.) My Lord and Savior who is my source of strength and inspiration.
2). His Word/ the Bible that I study and meditate on day and night. It is my guild/road map to living a blessed life.
3.) Helping and encouraging others: For over 25 years I enjoyed working with children and families as a social worker. And I can tell you a thing or two about what and why people name their children what they name them…
4.) “God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change. The COURAGE to change the things I can. And the WISDOM to know the difference.”
I lived most of my life identified (or unidentified sort of) by a name I did not like. “That’s a boy’s name,” (without a positive or inspiring meaning even I would later find out ) I was often told by bullying children and even by some of my teachers… I believed I was my name and my name was me.
As an adult I experienced countless situations, particularly by phone, of someone not believing I am who I say I am.
A few years ago I was forced to do some deep introspection about some things in my life…and in that process I had an aha moment concerning my name. And that was that I could, should and would change my name. I asked, what would God say about this? I was reminded that throughout the Bible God changed people names to more meaningful names as He changed their nature/ character. I received His blessings and so I did it…
5.) Last but not least, I’m not a grandmother yet. I so desire to be one. I have one adult son so I remain hopeful. I think of grand-parenthood as God’s way of giving parents a second chance to do better. I am older and wiser now and would love that chance.
What I can do now is to give back by being a “grand mom” to you and others by listening and by offering words of encouragement and wisdom that will hopefully help you in your name choice decision.
Excerpts from www.mysalvation.website:
Experienced in ~Church small group leadership.~ Stress Management Counseling.~ Hospital Mental Health Work.~ NJ State Data Analyst Reviewing. ~ State Fraud Investigations: covert & overt surveillance. ~ NJ Child Protection Services.
I Love the Lord. I enjoy literacy projects; words have power. I enjoy reading and writing. I enjoy cooking and dancing (yes, at the same time). ~Ambassador for Christ. ~Loving Family and Friends.~ NJ Certified Social Worker.~
One of my favorite scriptures: ‘I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me’. (Philippians 4:13)
MY MOTTO TODAY: Keep Your Head To The Sky! [For many years I did not know Jesus: I had no Hope]
Credit: Serenity Prayer written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.