Editing Our Life

My story
Has gone
Through
So many
Edits
 
13
To be exact
If
(You wanted to know)
 
First ones
Made
After sharing 
With
A trusted 
A well-respected
Friend
 
Offered
Suggestions
Guidance
Direction
Advice
 
Edits
Were done
Were made
 
Needed
More support
New eyes
New perspective
 
Forward
Moving on
To
A published author
I went
 
Seeking
Yearning
Wanting
To know more
 
Take 
What has changed
With
A grain of salt
Do what you want
Just
Her perspective
She said
 
Story line
My feelings
My emotions
What is it
I wanted
The readers
To
Get out of it
 
Some things
I changed back
Some things
Stayed the same
 
A 
New blend
New mix
 
On to
Another friend
New vision
New sight
Higher vocabulary
Descriptive words
Her perspective
Did bring
 
Beautiful
It was
Grateful for
The supports
The suggestions
Ideas
 
Still
Not quite 
Me
My story
 
Needing
Something different
Something more
 
Simplify
Let it be
Basic
Yet
Something
Much 
Much
More

Compelling
 
Inspiration
 
Yes
It did come
 
At
The most unusual
Of times
 
During quarantine
Working from home
At a distance
While looking up
Ideas
For work
For school
Simply creative solutions
I was finding
 
The story line
Evolved
Changed
Become
So much more
Than
Once dream
 
God
He spoke through me
 
Would you believe
(I know I do!)
Many things
Fell into place
Aligned
 
Everything
It felt so right
 
Where
Do I go?
 
What
Do I do now?
 
He whispered
The name
 
A cousin
Of mine
 
Little
Did I know
At the time
How critical
How important
This message
This next step 
Would be
 
Communication
Across the country
Each of us
In different states
 
I know
The story
Words written
Speaks volumes
 
A subtle
Yet
Powerful message 
Indeed
 
My own
Children
 
Took time
To look over
To read
To think about
To perceive

Many readers
Many eyes
Many lenses
Thoughts and perspectives
 
To get me
To where
And
To whom it is
I am today
 
Still needing
More edits
Soon seeking
Professionals
In field
 
To read
To revise
Create
Reveal
The beauty
That is within
Each word
It does matter
 
As
In life
 
Each of us
We go
Through
Many changes
 
Filled with
Many words
Phrases
Sentences
Chapters
 
Each one having
Many characters
Plot twists
Joys and laughter
Losses
Sadness
Tears
Happily ever afters
 
Not to mention
All kinds
Of
Punctuation too

Periods
Commas
Colons
Semi-colons
Hyphens

Don't 
Forget about
The Marks
You know what I mean
Right

Question Marks
Exclamation Marks
Quotation Marks

Oh
How I could 
Go on
About writing
About life

Our lives
Are edited
By
Ourselves
Other people
Experiences
Places
 
Most importantly
 
Changing
Becoming
 
All that
Our Author
The Creator of Life
 
Intends
For us to be
 
Like one
With Him
Thy Will be done

My story
Life stories

Begins...
Ends.
With Him!

Published by juliearahm

For the first 22 years of my life, I was a dairy farmer in central Minnesota. My life journey brought me to Alaska in 1995 where my husband and I started our family and now nearly all of our children have grown into young adults. In 2008, at the age of 35, I graduated college, earning my BA in Early Childhood Education and began teaching three months after graduation. Since then, I've been working with preschoolers with special needs. I have learned so much about myself and gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for both the children and their families. My love of writing started at an early age. From writing in my journals and diaries, creative writing in school-given story starters by my teachers, writing hand written letters to penpals, individual letters to family members and friends, and much, much more. My dream of becoming a published author came true in 2010 when I published my first book, "Bessie the Amazing Cow." I haven't published more books since then, however God has provided me with much inspiration and story ideas for future publications. I am currently exploring self-publishing with hopes of getting my next children's pictures book in the works soon. I put all faith and trust in Him and His timing. I am grateful for He has trusted in me to be a vessel through which He speaks.

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