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on the power of showing up

note: I wrote this post in April of 2019 (pre-COVID). It's been sitting in my drafts for quite a while, but I think it's time for it to see the light of day. It's been helpful for me to reread over the past few months, especially as I continue to try to make an effort to write, and I hope it can be helpful to you, too. i got an invite to a writers' group a few months ago, and i had never felt like more of a fraud in my life. it had been months, if not years, since i'd felt like a writer. the proverbial well of words in my heart had dried up, it seemed, and i wasn't sure if it was ever coming back. i agreed to go out of a sense of helplessness—i'd identified as a writer ever since i could remember. if i'm not a writer, who am i?  i told myself that it was important to show up and act like a writer even when i didn't feel like one, because even though i hadn't been writing, i reassured myself, i still was a writer. but sometimes the words f

Heart Update: Part 2

As some of you may know, my grandpa had his heart surgery on Monday. I am so glad that I get to tell you things went really, really well. They had no complications that I know of, and all the hospital staff say he's very healthy. As of today he was awake in the ICU and talking softly, although he's a bit sore and in pain. Please be praying that his pain lessens, and that his recovery process goes well.

Thank you so much for all the prayers already. I can't tell you how much they mean to me.

*group hug!*


  1. YAYAYAYAYAY! I'm so happy for all of you! I've been praying :)

  2. Hullo Mountie!

    Hurrah! SO very glad to hear that about your grandfather! :) I will definitely be praying that he gets relief from the pain and a smooth, blessed recovery!

    ~ Mal


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