March 15th, 2004, our family suffered a loss–the death of my son, Adam. In my grieving, I reflected on my life and his life and thought: “What can I do with my life to honor him?” I had always believed myself a writer but struggled with discipline, leaving many things unlearned and unwritten. I thought back then: “If I can do “this one thing” to the best of my ability and honor (not neglect) my God-given gifts, then such a choice would be the best way I could honor Adam.”
Adam’s death, although hard to bear, was the catalyst for choosing to follow this life-path with dedication and passion. I have grown personally and have had numerous wonderful opportunities via The Writing Life. Dear Adam gave so much and continues to bless…gone from us almost 8 years. He would be 28 this year. Wow.
And although much of my posting on the Internet is self-promotion, I think it is important to share this story and the bountiful blessings I have had in these remarkable eight years. Self-promotion is necessary because I want you to read my creative works.
I want to move you with my poetry.
I have had many struggles—some from which many people could not recover. I have recounted many here in previous postings, if you want to look back. Right now I am looking forward which I believe is necessary for true healing.
I am grateful to God-Creator-Universal Force for Good-Power of Love or whatever it is that I do believe in for pulling me through, shoring up my confidence and for putting people in my path who have aided me with loving care, support and friendship.
I am excited about 2012. I am a mother of a 16-year-old who is smart and beautiful. She inspires me everyday. I am married to a loving, strong and honest man. I couldn’t ask for more, but for me there will be more in 2012—more writing, more reading, more learning and more teaching. The momentum is with me as I continue my lifework.
I am on a path and I do not allow much to divert me from it.
Thanks for reading.