Yes, it has been awhile since I've posted a word on this here blog. It has been a tough month. I've been writing a lot trying to make sense of the things I've experienced in the last year, and especially the last month. I just finished an essay for Creative Nonfiction's latest call for submissions. It had to be on the subject of death and dying. Well, gee, how could I not send something in? It's called "Surrender" and it is about my experience in Texas. I'll just say it was mighty difficult to condense that story into 5,000 words. But, I did it. Now I can move on.
It is the holidays, in case you hadn't noticed. In regards to my thesis, I am now done with the death part. I have interviewed and hung out with some amazing people--people with tough jobs. I feel honored to have spent time with them. There are truly angels walking among us.
Now, I await the birth of another little angel. She is due in the first week of February. Her parents are amazing and she is a very lucky girl to enter into their family. They have agreed to allow me to be present at her birth. I feel so excited and honored to be given that opportunity.
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