As I prepared my place for the Holidays and New Years, I found the book of my second ever published work called “Shadows”.
20 years ago I believed in my self and my writings, in love and promises. For most of my life, I have written different types of writings. The majority have stayed packed away, hidden from the public. Since childhood, I secretly saw myself as a speaker and writer. In my dreams, I would speak with women, young ladies, and mothers. Sharing lessons and philosophy in self-worth and consequences of one’s behaviors. I would recite written poetry of everlasting friendship and love that has remained aloof. But those that should have encouraged my creativity and aspirations thought them to be fantasy reality.
Now as I look to publish my first novel, I have a new found freedom to dream again to love again, to imagine again. I know the dreams of my youth are meant to be more than just dreams. My novels aren’t far from the topics I once envisioned. Today’s conversation starts with addressing different “Matters of the Heart”.
20 years can’t diminish the dreams that are true to one’s calling. But 20 years later the little girl that dreamt of speaking and sharing with millions has now grown into a woman who survived many test and trials. A woman that can now speak on love found and love lost, pain and laughter. Dreams deferred and dream lost, but most of all the promises and faithfulness of the Potter.
The word states in Jeremiah 29.11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,” plans that were written before we left our mother womb. Therefore as I look to close out 2018, a year filled with the resurrection of old dreams. The start new beginning for me to stand in the alignment and will of God, who is the source of my dreams and desires. To flow into 2019, expecting the perfect movement of God. His divine will be accomplished in and through me as I continue to call on the Name of Jesus.