I’m a follower of Christ, wife, mom, writer, photographer, boater, skier, pygmy goat farmer.
As a writer, I harken back to the ones of old who locked themselves away in some remote cabin in the woods to write in privacy, isolation and most of all anonymity. Fame and personal recognition would have appalled them, because they were all about the Word, the written word, and not the desire to be the center of attention, sometimes even writing under a pen name to ensure their privacy and solitude.
But then I realized that God has a lot to say to people and he might want to speak to them through me.
While I craved privacy, God instead called me to expose myself and what he has taught me as a human and as a mother through writing a book, just published, called “When They Go”. It explores how excruciatingly painful it was for me to let my children leave home, and what issues played into, what should have been a commonplace event, becoming the end of life as I knew it.
So here I am. I believe in God. I think he’s the Ultimate Scientist, the Ultimate Creator and is pretty amazing in his sense of humor. He’s always up to something good, no matter how odd it looks or how painful it is. And the more painful it is, the more potential we have for learning something we need to know to be a more effective human being.
While I’ll write with humor, with tongue in cheek, with all seriousness and sometimes with sarcasm, it’s always through the lens of what I believe about God and the world around me, and the order I see he’s given us, even in the chaos we create for ourselves and those around us.
So hello world. I’m climbing on board the blog train.