“If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor would we. be.” ~ Antonio Porchia
My daughter Brit sent me a devotional today and it lit me up!!! Writing has many times lit me up, fired me up, buoyed me up, held me up, cheered me up and inspired me.
When I was young and battling fear and unsure of who I was in the world I looked to authors braver than me and I became brave. When I was older and going through divorce and heartache I read about others who conquered and were victorious. I read stories and prose of honest people who were more afraid of not sharing their trials than exposing their truth.! When I lost my most precious husband I peeked into the lives of women who found themselves widowed and facing life without their best friend and they made it…. they more than made it… they made a life worth living and sharing. I CAN TOO!!! I AM TOO!!!!
It is n the sharing of our life by being honest all times and raw at times and vulnerable that we give others permission to grow and be who God has designed them to be. None of us, I mean none of us have the strength without the encouragement and guidance of others who have prepared the path.
So at times, I am a little scared to share, I am a little scared to write in my blog, I am a little afraid that you think me silly, too full of myself, too full of life, just too full…..but because I am full of love and have to bring it forth…. I write.
I DO WANT TO SHOUT. I DO WANT TO EXCLAIM WHEN I READ BOOKS AND GET A GLIMPSE OF THE GREATNESS IN ALL THE POWERFUL WORLDS AND LIVES I AM ABLE TO READ BECAUSE THE AUTHORS ARE BRAVE ENOUGH TO SHARE IT!! WRITE ON. WRITE ON. SO WE. CAN LIVE ON. LIVE ON. And so it is.
PS. I AM OVER THE MOON BECAUSE I AM GOING TO SEE AND MEET JEN HATMAKER ON MINE AND HUGH’S ANNIVERSARY. MY HEART MAY EXPLODE!!!