My dear friends,
In February 2009, I began a process of writing in a more focused manner than I’ve ever done before. In what was for me a huge emotional risk, I presented these words for public consumption. Rightly or wrongly, I have chosen to express my thoughts, feelings, experiences, and challenges in a more visible forum. These blogs now number one hundred which coincides today, July 17, 2009, with my fiftieth (50th) birthday.
I am humbled by the generous responses I’ve received to my writing. My blogs have been argued, dismissed, and appreciated along the way. All of this feedback has truly helped me develop as a writer.
The confidence that I have seen grow in these last six months has prepared me for a larger work on which I’m currently working, my memoir about adoption, genealogy, and family, in general entitled, Interwoven. I now trust my words in ways I never imagined possible, which is a surprising accomplishment for one who has only recently chosen to follow this new artistic path at this nearly-Grandma Moses time of my life.
So, let me take this moment to say thank you to everyone reading my tiny tome-home on the blogosphere for their time and energy shared with me.
I especially want to thank two special people who have provided significant guidance, wisdom and love on this particular part of my path.
First, Suzanne White, an amazing person and author of many important works, not the least of which are, The New Chinese Astrology and The New Astrology, has been such a generous source of strength and courage for me along the way. I will never be able to adequately express my gratitude for her participation in my process. I tip my hat and humbly bow to your experience and strength of purpose, Suzanne.
Last, but by no means least, my cousin, Catherine Herrera, who as an artist, photographer, videographer, and historian, has most intimately walked with me down this challenging and invigorating road of writing and genealogy. Her genetic knowingness and keen intellect have given me insights into my writing and into myself that few others could have done so patiently and lovingly. Thank you, Cousin.
So, as I begin my next one hundred blogs, please know how grateful I am to those of you who visit me here. I pray for your continuing and increasing health, happiness, and abundance for many years to come. May your successes be large, joyful, and deeply satisfying.
Be well, dear friends, and from the bottom of my heart, thank you!