A few days ago, I wrote a blog called "Telling Stories" where I told you I would like to tell other people's stories. I have had an idea brewing in the back of my head for several weeks now and it's coming time to share it with you. I have a book stirring around in my brain which I have titled, for now, "I am a Survivor; Stories of Hope." I'd like it to be about all types of survivors...cancer survivors, rape survivors, domestic violence survivors, survivors of alcoholism ~ any and all survivors because, in the end, we can all be survivors, if we choose to be. I would like for all of you to be a part of it...if you have a story of survival I would love to hear it, tell it, make it heard and hope-filled.
But before I feel I can be trusted to tell other's stories, I will share a part of my story with you. I have written it and have sat on it for weeks and weeks, writing, polishing and re-working it. It's been an extremely hard story to write. It will be harder to publish and may be even harder to read. But it's a story of courage and hope...in the end. It may take me some time to work up the courage to tell my story so don't be surprised if it takes a little while to put out there. I will publish it through Perfect Mamas Confess and I will title it "I am a Survivor."
I want my children to know that living life to the fullest takes courage...sometimes mountains of it. But I will be as courageous as I can...for the love of my children.