Drum Roll Please
I’m excited to announce that I went way out of my comfort zone by entering a writing contest! Win or not, I learned a lot. Most importantly, I learned how much support and encouragement I have – and how blessed I am.
Support and Encouragement
Contestants were to write a life story with a maximum of 1,000 words, so I used my allegory as a timeline. I chose sections on which you, my dear friends, commented so beautifully. I put them together and ended up with over 7,000 words.
So, I rolled up my sleeves and went to work. I deleted, edited, and deleted some more.
When I got my story down to 1500 words, I grew discouraged. I simply couldn’t see a way to delete another 500 words and still have it flow.
Haily, my faithful companion, kept watch by my side. A few times, late at night, she gave me “the look” which says, “Can we please turn the light off now?” But each time, she snuggled back into her bed and went back to sleep.
With all this support and encouragement, I got the job done. Normally, I would be on pins and needles waiting to hear the results. But I’m not. I am content in the love and support of you, my cherished friends and my wonderful family. Is it possible for you to know how much you bless me and how thankful I am for you?!