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Thoughts and musings of a mom

Five Minute Friday: Writer

on April 4, 2014

She rented a small, crude and somewhat rustic, cottage on the side of the quiet lake for a week one summer. It was her getaway from the busyness of everyday life, the phone calls, the doctor appointments, the noise, the traffic. It was one week to go to a place where there would be peace, near the stillness of the water.

She knew that the disease that was coursing through her body may some day overtake her, but for that one week, she walked in the water, sat near it, listened to it. And reflected. And wrote.

She wrote a book for my daughters, her granddaughters that she would never get to see grow up. The girls that would carry on her name, her charm, her beauty, her talent, her joy of life, her compassion.

She did not want her stories to be lost, so she wrote and wrote and wrote. At the end of the week, she took her hand-scribbled notes to a neighbour, who typed them for her. Technical details were dealt with later and it was sent away to be completed by a photo-book company.

My mother-in-law was an amazing person, and a blessing to everyone. One day, as my girls grow older, they will be incredibly thankful that their grandmother was a writer that week.

Today I linked up with Lisa-Jo Baker for her Five Minute Friday. Feel free to check her blog out and link in with some amazing writers.

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5 responses to “Five Minute Friday: Writer

  1. Jane says:

    Oh Christy — this is lovely. I treasure the copy of the book that Anne gave to me…a little shared smile between grandmothers. What a beautiful memory you have shared.

  2. Lisa says:

    This is so poignant and inspiring. They will hold her heart in their hands…all because of writing. Thanks for sharing this. Visiting from FMF. Blessings….

  3. Very touching and beautiful. I really enjoy reading you blog. I have nominated you for The Liebster Award.

  4. sarahjmcb says:

    Wow. Such a touching story. Your mother-in-law sounds like a wonderful lady. Thank you for sharing.

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