As I open doors I long ago slammed shut I am encountering parts of myself I was not aware of. It’s scary, cathartic and freeing at the same time. That is what writing a memoir of your experience will do.
Did I say that I am writing a book of my own journey through grief?
This book is for anyone who has lost someone they love and suffered through the resulting pain and grief. That means all of us, the shared human experience of life and death, love and loss, joy and pain.
Follow along as I will be posting more about this soon.
Poem 18 of 31 for October Poetry Writing Month, #OctPoWriMo, based on the prompt of black out or found poetry posted on the OctPoWriMo 2014 website. I took a picture of a page in one of my favorite books uploaded to PicMonkey and then started choosing words and editing the image. Above is what I came up with, not sure it makes much sense but it was an interesting endeavor and the first time I have done this. ~M
The above excerpt is from the book ‘Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters‘ byMeg Meeker, M.D.with my own added comments and highlights. This book had a major impact on me and my pursuit of building and maintaining a solid relationship with my growing daughter. My daughter is now 9 1/2 years old and everyday seems to go by faster than the day before. She is no longer a baby but will always be my little girl. Therefore, I will do whatever I have to do to protect her from the pain and hurt of this world and give her the supportive love she needs when she does get hurt, as she will.
I realize that I am and must be that place for my daughter to retreat to and to feel safe. The moments and our lives go by all too quickly and we forget that those we love often just want our time and nothing else. As our time on this earth does not come in quantities, we must be intentional in saying no in order to say yes to our daughters and others that we love. If you have daughters of any age, I encourage you to read this book! Take this challenge with me!
Other books by Dr. Meeker’s include the following:
Poetry, music, creative writing and a desire to inspire.....Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.