I’ve have notes and journals scattered throughout my house of information, ideas, places and characters for a few different books. I’ve started a couple of chapters on a couple of them, while the ideas were fresh in my head. But somethings usually stopped me from finishing them. Either I’ve hit a writers block or there was a huge transition in my life like moving, switching jobs or having twins. Yes, becoming a mother is a huge transition that I don’t think anyone is actually ready for it until their kids are old enough to move out of the house.
I’ve seen God stretch me in so many different ways that it’s hard to see the growth i’ve done until I stop and look in my review mirror. There is a purpose and a plan and right now that plan is for me to be a stay at home mom. Is it enough? I don’t know? I want to be able to accomplish more in life than just raising children to love and honor God. Yes, that is the most important job that I can do right now and the most rewarding, but if i can’t find the time to write my thoughts down now in between nap times, I’m not sure if I will ever find the time. Because I know that once they get older their bodies as well as their schedules will grow. And I know that I will want to be apart of every minute of it. But I want to write something that they would enjoy reading when they get older, something that I can say, “Yes, this is a gift, besides my time, that I can give you that you will enjoy for years to come.”
So while my children escape into dreamland. I will spend a few minutes each day escaping into the dream land of my fiction writing.