I grew up in a troubled home, learned a lot of lessons, moved away, married an amazing man, created a home of my own, and raised two daughters who are now married and raising my grand children. If that's not a enough of an accomplishment to gain some boasting rights...well...what is?
Actually, none of us can boast because we survived, and thrived...because we didn't do it on our own. We had the help of God, support of friends, and tenacity born of affliction.
I lost my husband of 25 years in 2010. I stopped writing for almost a year. And now...I'm moving on, taking charge, and standing strong. What did I say? Life can't get us down as long as we're looking up.
I've written 7 books, earned multiple awards, and touched some lives with insights gained through my experiences and my study. I thank God for every good thing that has come out of this life he has given me. I've also made some mistakes and lost my way a few times. As someone so aptly said, "God ain't finished with me yet!"
I'll read your writing on this site, and maybe get the inspiration to write some works of my own. If that happens, I'll count myself truly blessed.