Monday, September 03, 2007

Just Reach



Been paying attention to these girls, marveling at the get-up-and-go attitude. Dust off a dirty bottom, shake off a fat lip, blithely abandon spilled milk. They are on to something, and, in the interest of being the best mom I can to them, I am reaching. Reaching for a dream. Taking, as a dear friend of mine would say, a leap of faith.

I am shrugging off doubt, swatting away distractions, and abandoning all else but pursuing that for which my heart is meant. Thanks to Mrs. Chicken, for friendship and encouragement, Sean for help with the distractions and always believing that I could, and to our girls, my muses and my purpose, I promise I won't ever stop reaching.

Mama's got some writing to do. She'll still be here, writing, but another story needs telling and a dream needs catching.

I'm off. Go chase yours too, won't you?

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14 comments:

Mrs. Chicken said...

Oh, Amanda. I'm so happy to read this. Go follow that sweet heart of yours, and please don't leave us for too long.

Pgoodness said...

thank you for this. And good luck - don't forget to stop in often!

Colleen said...

I wish you so much luck in following that dream. Your writing is just amazing... it will take you where you need to go.

Momma Bean said...

I wish you the very best and I can't wait to read!

slouching mom said...

Wonderful.

Janet said...

I'm intrigued. What'cha writing? Or is it a secret?

painted maypole said...

good luck, and thanks for the encouragement

Amy York said...

Hope your journey is a good one... :)

flutter said...

*smiles*

You're wonderful

BetteJo said...

It would be a crime if you weren't writing, so - much much luck and success with whatever it is!

sha said...

I read your blog, google reader lets me know when you update, gotta love that google reader. You recently commented mo my blog, "what the hell". Did you find my blog through my comment? the reason I ask is that you left my first comment. It was thrilling. I haven't told my real world friends, even the ones with blogs, that I have a blog.

That was my very verbose way of saying your comment made my day. Thanks.

Crystal said...

Exciting. yes. do it.

jen said...

YES! you go, sister.

carrie said...

I am so excited for you. Keep us posted on how it is going and keep sharing your beautiful words with us, if you can . . .