The power of words

Tonight I was doing some research online for a book proposal (this writing thing is starting to become tangible), and I stumbled onto a blog by an Australian stay-at-home mom. I don’t know her; I wasn’t looking for a blog to read; I was just trying to find stats on SAHMS (stay-at-home moms). And there she was. I started reading her story, and I found myself bawling in my office. She had recently become a widow when her husband hung himself in front of her and her daughter, leaving her with two small children. Her posts were raw and unfiltered, powerful and heart-breaking. This is the power of the Internet. This is the power of blogging. Her story would not have made the news here in California, but online I found her, and her words made me weep.

It’s amazing–wonderful and horrible and meaningful and just simply amazing.

I am awed and humbled and grateful for my life. And for her words. Thank you, Lori.

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