as you may have noticed, on this blog, i call our son luke, which if you know us personally is obviously not what we call him in real life. it's a made up name for the blog.
i chose a "real" name as opposed to a nickname, because i figured it'd be easier for me to write (though, now i'm not really sure that would have been the case). i chose the name luke because i really like it, but it's not a "top contender" for michael for names for any future sons we have.
i decided to use a pseudonym for him because i'm trying to protect his privacy. i have no clue where life will take us when michael graduates from seminary, or life will one day take luke. while writing honestly, i want to protect and honor his privacy. most likely, michael will be a "public figure" of some sort, even if it's just small-town locally. our family might really have a fish-bowl feel. i don't want to make that worse through my blog.
and so, you'll never find our last name on our blog, either.
its just a personal decision for our family.