As a church-goer, we often have discussions about the word 'love'. It falls off our lips so easily. 'I love my new shoes!' 'Oh! I love that new TV show with that cool actor/actress.' 'I love a sunshiny day.' I could go on. But truly, what or who do you /love/? I love God but He's camera shy these days. And then, I love my family. Real love, not flippant love is, is what I'm talking about here. So, yeah, I chose to go with a deeper meaning for this challenge prompt.
#AugustBreak2018 - Day 14 - I Love...My Family
I took this photo with my oldest phone that had a camera. The quality isn't the best, but it's probably my most favorite family photo because each of them was being themselves. No fake smiles. No bravado. Just having fun their way.
Family is so big a deal for me. For years, I was childish and wanted to run away from mine (my extended family, never my five). I forgot that they are humans, too, with the same capacity for victories and failures, doling out pain and being harmed by it. I forgot that in spite of arguments and disappointments, they love me and I love them. I forgot that I couldn't heal if I didn't let go of past hurts. I'm glad we're able to meet for family reunions now and I can smile for real -- and breathe. You'll see a lot about family in my writing.
Over To Writing
I did manage to complete the edit on one chapter yesterday but I wasn't feeling well. I may have to review it to see if I did OK. I have a friend reading over it for me. I hope to hear from them soon. Until it's done, I'll be editing chapters of Ripples. I probably won't touch OLUS for a while. I may try to edit OLUS during the next Camp Nano in April but I haven't decided just yet. April is a busy month for home schooling family, especially those with a senior. I'll just keep at it. Nothing was ever completed while a person was standing still. (Or in my case, sitting still.) So off I go!
Melody Kittles writes fantasy fiction under the name Robin McElveen. She loves God, her family, the arts, a warm cup of coffee or tea, visiting friends, and collecting coffee & Pusheen items.
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