I love this gift God has blessed me with later in my life. It all began while living in Ireland. I don’t remember which of these came first, and not sure it matters.
One day I started writing the story of my life! Of course, I don’t think I was going to write it for anyone else to read it. Anyway, after struggling with it and feeling the pain of some of the memories I decided not to go on. I wasn’t sure of the point of it anyway. Hummmmm! Why would anyone want to read it.
I read the book “The Neverending Story” by Michael Ende and it is my favorite story to this day. The book is so much better than the movies. I read it five times within a couple of months and each time noticed something new. In addition to the amazing details I love the many underlying positive messages.
I read the information about Michael Ende. He wrote it for children, but it became so popular with all ages that it was published in many languages and reprinted several times. I thought “what an amazing legacy to leave behind.” I began to think about my life and not only did I have no children, but had not done anything of value with my life.
One morning, after my then husband left for work, a story began filling up my brain to overflowing. I had to sit down with pen and paper, and wrote all day. I couldn’t stop. My imagination took me to other places, different ways the story could be told other than as a published book. At that time I don’t think I actually imagined it would ever be published. Another great gift was the day, several years later, when I held my published book in my hands.