Monday, February 15, 2010

I Want to Write like You!

Clearly, I love to write.  I'm an English teacher, for goodness sakes.  Maybe I even started this blog as an outlet for writing as much as for sharing cute photos of my children, but I recently stumbled across posts from two people who can really write.  If you're looking for some good examples of truly talented writers, check them out.  I've got the links below for you and I promise you won't be disappointed.

A Letter to My Son by Matthew Paul Turner - I check in on Matthew's blog every now and again because I follow his wife Jessica's (who is also totally AWESOME) blog, The Mom Creative.  He is an extremely talented writer of Christian literature and I really get a kick out of his down to earth approach to parenting and spirituality, among other things (I even have a copy of his sex book!!).  This particular post is a letter he wrote to his son, Elias, while Jessica was still pregnant.  I laughed, I cried....I loved it. 

Confessions of a Homebound Girl: The Ugly Truth by Gitzen Girl - I only recently discovered this blog via a tweet (yup, that's from Twitter!!) I stumbled upon.  Written by a woman with a very severe illness that renders her completely homebound, this post evoked a severe gut-check moment for me.  We've all been told to "count your blessings," but this post celebrates all the blessings life has to offer.  If you think you're having a rotton day, check out Sara's post and I promise you will start seeing the beautiful in your life immediately. 

Matthew and Sara - Teach me!!  I'll be Luke to your Yoda, Harry Potter to your Dumbledore, Biggest Loser to your Jillian Michaels.  If nothing else, please continue to write and inspire me.  I'll certainly be reading and learning.

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