Writing to me is a form of escape, a secret journey into the mind of the author, a way to view the world through another’s eye. I have written in one form or another for as long as I can remember – until about five years ago when my Muse suddenly decided she had nothing left to give.
How could that be when so many wonderful, scary, beautiful, stress building things have occurred during this time? I mean these are the emotions of parent-hood, right? And I am a mother of three, so there should be plenty for me to share, to say – something someone, somewhere may find helpful, or funny, or sad. There must be something inside me which will offer reassurance, questions, answers to someone else seeking their tomorrow. To put it simply, I must still have something to contribute to the world, shouldn’t I?
In a conversation recently I was asked when I would write again and how come I had not been expressing myself through the written word for so long. The truth is I tired of writing of the pain in my walk, the diversity, the hardships. But did I learn nothing from this walk? Of course I learned many things and this is what I have decided to share with you here.
This being said, let me start by telling you something about me. I am a forty-three year old, married mother of three. To keep things exciting, their ages span from almost twenty-one down to two. My middle child is my chosen daughter from a previous marriage, so she lives down in Texas with her father’s family and my “son” is biologically my grandson, though my husband and I have had custody of him since birth giving us more of a parental love for him. They all three call me Momma and this is a title I carry with pride. There are a lot of other things I could tell you about me, things which have formed the person I have become – but I think I will save all of that for a future blog or two. This is after all, why we are here.
The most important thoughts I will share will be of the blessings in my world today, the growth found, the trials left to face and the beauty of what lies ahead. I hope you will join me through To Motherhood and Beyond and find something of value to take with you. I will not profess to have all of the answers, nor will I profess perfection. What works for me, may not work for you but I do hope you will enjoy the laughter I take along The Unforeseeable Journey using brutal honesty, sarcasm and the unrelenting realities we all face.
And now without further adieu I present you with my new blog – To Motherhood and Beyond; The Unforeseeable Journey!