"The time has come", the walrus said,
To talk of many things:
of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
of cabbages--and kings--
and why the sea is boiling hot--
and whether pigs have wings."~Through The Looking Glass~I just couldn't wait to show y'all what I got in the mail for Christmas. Karen at A*Musements made me the most Fab U Lous banner with the greatest quote of all time! Does this say moi or what..."When Pigs Fly"? I know, I know...my photo skills stink! (~"Don't say stinks dear...say smells!"~) Thank goodness Jodie is on a cruise or she would be so disappointed in me. As a matter of fact, I hope Karen isn't! I tried to capture all the beauty and detail of her work...truly I did, but failed miserably. It really is unique with all her attention to details and colors. I'm in love with it and Karen...darlin', you truly are a papier genius. Since we have now determined that yes...pigs do have wings, let's talk a bit of sealing wax. Do you remember when I wrote I was plowing my field to be ready when God revealed His plan for me? I never dreamed when typing those words He would answer so quickly, but I feel He did. Several of y'all have been so sweet and have encouraged me to try my hand at writing...really writing, but my argument to myself was I didn't know what to write. Kinda hard to write a book if there isn't a plot and well, I sorta figured pigs would fly before I came up with one. God gives wings to dreams because when I was in the bathtub last night, He not only gave me my storyline...He told me how to write it. Just...like...that! I know I'm not alone in having a secret dream of writing...the only difference is I didn't begin to dream this until just recently. Imagine at my age...discovering I might have a little talent...and that it could give me so much joy and satisfaction. I love to read and words are magic to me. To be able to string them into sentences that others might want to read is amazing, but it's also scary. It's like standing in the middle of Macy's window naked during the Christmas parade. Imagine with me if you would all of time's imperfections bared for the world to see, but what if no one wants to look at what you're displaying or worse still...pities you for thinking you might have something worth taking a peek at!
It's a chance I'm willing to take. When God speaks I listen and obey. Talents and abilities are gifts from God and each of us must find our own. It isn't always tangible like Karen's, but it's there. You may have a way with children...I know I don't. You might be a whiz in the kitchen or have the whitest whites...again...not me. Maybe you are the best listener or cheerleader that ever walked the planet...if so...I give you a standing ovation. You're the one every one wants to sit by at an event. Those are gifts not everyone possesses and are unique to you. Whether or not my efforts produce a short story, novella or an honest to goodness book remains to be seen. I'll be writing as God directs me...just like I do this blog...no more, no less. I'm just the typist...He's the wordsmith. I do promise you one thing...whatever the outcome...y'all are one of the main reasons I'm trying. You have done so much to build up my self-esteem and I know if no one but my family reads it (after I make 'em) and the publishers turn me down, I still have y'all to thank for the words of encouragement and for being just like my mother and pushing me!
I'll try to post at least once a week...just because I love to and I will definitely be reading y'alls blogs. (Hey...I'm gonna be a lurker...I'll be in great company!)
If you don't mind, could you please keep me in your prayers that what I'm attempting will be in keeping with God's word? I won't thank you later...I'll say it now...THANK YOU!