As I entered this daily prompt for the first time and thought about my name, these words came to my mind…
A NAME IS JUST A NAME, LIKE ANY OTHER NAME.
Not knowing where is came from, I turned to my old friend, Mr. Google and found that this quote is a take from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet famous quote: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Juliet argued that the names of things do not matter. She said that what mattered was only what things “are”. In other words, a name is just a name. What really matters is who you are.
So, here goes! This is who I am…
So you would wonder where I would get the name Secret Angel. Well, I will tell you…
According to Wikipedia, the meanings of “secret” are:
*kept from knowledge
*something that is kept or meant to be kept unknown or unseen by others.
Then, when we look up the meaning of Angel, we find:
*A spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent, or messenger of God.
*An attendant spirit or guardian spirit or guiding influence.
*A kind and lovable person.
*One who manifests goodness, purity, and selflessness.
*Someone with such a pure soul, who brightens the earth, and people around them.
*a person that you can truly love and trust.
*one who is sweet, kind, caring, quiet, calm, mellow.
*one who is amazing in every way, and in your eyes, there is no one better.
So now, many may wonder how the name “Secret Angel” came to be my name. I will tell you that it does not matter what my name was previously that I was given at birth. That was many years ago and many abuses ago. My name, Secret Angel, now represents the nameless and faceless victims of abuse across this world. There have been many terrorized victims who have cried out in secret for help and protection from their abusers. I know that each one of these victims have a special place in God’s heart like His angels. With this name, I represent all of those victims.
I also represent the need to reach out to these victims. As a victim of abuse, I choose to stay hidden and unknown to protect my children as I speak out. But as a messenger, I want to yell out about the abuses of this world. I want to reach out to victims of abuse and show them THE LIGHT that led me out of darkness. As Secret Angel, I have written a book about abuse and it’s devastating effects from childhood through adulthood. I have started a ministry to help victims of abuse with a plan for the majority of proceeds from the book to go to ministries to help these victims.
So now I go back to what I heard before, “A NAME IS JUST A NAME, LIKE ANY OTHER NAME.”