Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What a month NaBloPoMo has been!

The writing prompt for today asks what we’ve learned from posting daily this month.

I’ve just reviewed my previous posts, and I’m amazed by the changes that have taken place in my life in the past 30 days.  If it weren’t so time-consuming, I’d post every day of every month, just to chronicle our life and times.    

But posting daily has been time-consuming.  Although I usually keep a journal, I don’t worry about being grammatically correct or even about sounding totally coherent in my journal.  

I’ve had to make a bit more effort for this blog, knowing that anyone from almost anywhere in the world can read it if they choose to.

Having a daily deadline has forced me to override my inner perfectionist.  It’s not easy to go ahead and post something when that little voice inside my head is screaming, “It could be better!” but I’ve done it without embarrassing myself too badly. 

It’s been hard to focus with the baby so fragile and my emotions tied up.  I’ve found it difficult to write at times as many of these posts have been written from the hospital waiting room. 

However, I’ve learned that it is possible to discipline myself to write under less than ideal circumstances.  That’s an important lesson for any writer to learn. 

Recording the events of our grandson’s first weeks of life has prompted me to reflect on the wondrous workings of our bodies.  I’ve thought about lessons in human physiology that I hadn’t recalled since high school days.

It’s amazing how effortlessly our organs systems function together when operating normally.   

The whole process of trying to medically manipulate what nature does so easily is humbling…and frightening. 

Therefore, I’ve reestablished in my heart and mind the importance of prayer.  There is no greater comfort than to know that the One who set the principles of nature into motion can also supersede them. 

I believe He has for Clay.

I may not continue to post every single day in the future, but I will be posting frequently on my homepage.  I hope you’ll check out Homespun: My simple life in Appalachia and keep in touch! 

1 comment:

  1. Good luck, wishes, and prayers for your grandson's health.