I decided to put the picture of Snoopy up - to add some lightness to this blog post.... because writing about this stuff, has left me very tired... and with eyes swollen (well, not my eyeballs actually).
I had told myself for years that I ought to write about it all... but just couldn't bring myself to do it. And then when I finally brought myself to start, I would go weeks, and even months, without adding anything to the story.
Ah, but I cut myself slack... and would say, "Nancy, most people don't write books about grief and stuff. ... It's okay. Let it go."
But somewhere along the road I just had to.... especially here lately.
So I'm doing it.... and you know.... even when I start crying the most, I just want to keep at it.
Yes, it's cathartic.
And yes, I want to do it for Peggy's kids, Cap and Elizabeth, and her grandchildren, etc.
But oh, it has been wonderful.
It's like that Footprints in the Sand poem.
I look back, and whoa,
do I see God everywhere!
In closing, here are some quotes on writing that I really like.....
And my favorite is...
"Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
~ Louis L'Amour
Oh, and there's this cartoon....
Thank you, Kathy Fennell Cranfill, for encouraging me to plod on and do it!