I'm still here. Summer just is busy! I'm also really trying to reclaim areas of my house that have suffered from nearly 5 years of neglect, so I can but more focus into book writing. In another month, all my kids will be home (I currently have one in California, one in Wisconsin, and only one here in Nevada) and back in school, summer camps, visits and medical appointments will be behind us, and I hope to return to a more predictable schedule. For now, I'm soaking in these long, busy days with my kids home.
So for today, I'm just thinking about story-telling - the books my 5th (already?) grader and I are reading together over the summer to build his brain and my own, as well as my own writing efforts. From an article entitled, What Storytelling Does To Our Brains:
So far this summer, my youngest and I have taken turns reading to each other about Helen Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, The Tale of a Forth Grade Nothing, Mary Jones and her Bible, and are most of the way finished with our summer family tradition of the first book in the Kingdom series by Chuck Black (love these even more than Chronicals in Narnia so they are our family's go-to, over-and-over read-aloud series!). While I'm not a fast reader, I also devoured The Lucky One by sex-trafficking survivor Jenni S. Sessen, in just 24-hours, last week - no that's one I did not read with my children! And, another shout-out about the book Hope Heals, both my parents just finished it and told me how much more they understand and can relate to my stoke journey now - power in story-telling!
Please pray. It is a LONG-shot, but two nights ago, I just submitted my stroke story to a contest to be considered by a Hollywood producer as a potential screenplay. That is a dream of my heart, to see God glorified on the big screen, thousands of lives changed for Him, because of my journey. That would be some exciting story-telling!