I find stories irresistible. Being caught up in the middle of a book is one way I feed my soul. Jane Austen’s novels show me the complex beauty of femininity and everyday life. I love Harry Potter for the connection points, which bring the series to a surprisingly satisfactory close. As a girl, Esther was my favorite book of the Bible. It shows God’s grace, provision, tenderness, and love for women.
I reflect; I find myself in the characters.
And I write down my own story – not really a diary, more like a series of essays. Through the process of writing and editing, I stumble on meaning. If the stories of my life aren’t recorded, they fade. The meaning is lost.
So, I will practice telling my story well. To help me grasp where I’ve come from and how I’ve grown. To illustrate the beauty of everyday and the connection points that God is threading throughout my life. To help my daughter see her parents more fully. The best stories are ultimately about love, and I hope mine will follow suit.