I am a Writer, Poet, Therapy Dog Mom, Homeschool Mom, Nana, and much more. My days are full, but there is always time for writing and reading. It is my prayer GOD will choose to use me in the "craziness" of each day.
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God simply out did Himself on Sunday. Doug and I wandered through the mountains of Virginia. We were most certainly on a scenic drive, off the beaten path (State Route 810). We pulled to the side of the road many times a long our journey to take pictures. There was really no need to pull of the road, because through most of the drive there was little to no traffic. It was as if we were alone with GOD on our journey.
As we wandered through the valley around hills and across creeks we crested a new hill and there it was, "The Walton Home-place" Home of Earl Hamner's family and the basis for his television show, "The Walton's."
I squealed with excitement. My husband knows my deep love for "The Waltons." He graciously stopped the SUV and let me out. I took pictures and gazed at the small home on the side of Schuyler Mountain. The leaves on our journey were breathtaking. The quaint home stood tall and strong, as if waiting to be seen from afar.
I thanked my husband for taking this route. It was his idea to venture off the beaten path. I told him as we traveled on, "any other blessing on our journey is simply icing on the cake, for me."
Many of you may be too young to remember "The Walton's" or maybe you like other styles of programs, but for me, Earl Hamner made a profound impact on my life, through his television series. As I grew up watching John-boy struggle with his passion to write and embrace the gift GOD gave him, I accepted the call for my own life. A call to write. Each of us are designed to grow and embrace our gifts.
I began writing very young. Like John-boy, I did not share it with anyone, but I continued to write. My passion deep and the longing in my soul far and wide, I embraced the gift of writing and never looked back.
For me, writing is something I need. It makes me whole. It makes me a better wife, mom, and friend.
Thank you, GOD for the passion you have placed in my heart and thank you, Earl Hamner for passionately pursing your gift. "What is impossible with man, is possible with GOD." Matthew 19:26b