First blog post

As I prepare for the March challenge and become a slice-of-lifer for the first time, I look back to move forward. My children are grown and we were recently blessed with our first grandchild.  The purest joy is experienced when holding that little bundle! As I look in his face, I try to remember my own children at this age.  I work to bring forth those small moments that I thought I would never forget, but the memories that I can tap into are mostly fuzzy.  During their growing up years, the demands of day-to-day life often took control of what I was able to accomplish in a day. Writing often was pushed to the bottom of the task list where it  would linger for days, even weeks.  The written recordings of my children’s lives that I do have, are now treasures.  I wish I had written more often.

So, looking forward, I am moving writing to the top of my “to do” list.  I am going to move through life with wide-open eyes to take in more of that life. Many of my entries will be about what goes on in my classroom.  Even more of my entries will probably be about my grandson in the hopes that we can relive his small moments together some day. This challenge is a welcome one.





10 thoughts on “First blog post

  1. Not writing while my children were little is a regret of mine. Of course then I didn’t even know what blogging was! I am glad you are joining this community – it is the best! This is my 4th year of slicing and each year I continue to get something from being faithful to my writing life. Good luck!


  2. Congratulations on starting! This is my seventh Slice challenge. I started my blog like you–just for the challenge. This is a great community!


  3. Welcome to the best community of writers, teachers, mothers, grandmothers, and so on! You will be lifted up daily even when you don’t feel like writing. This is my 7th year writing slices and participating in the challenge. It is a welcome one and I am encouraged by your openness! Write on!


  4. I, too, am a first time grandmother with all my children taking flight from the nest. This is my third time with the Slice Challenge, even though I did not quite make it 31 straight days each time, there was so much joy in just producing writing for the public! I can’t wait to read your stories!


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