My favorite memory from childhood is of me standing on the front porch swaying in the wind from the storm that was brewing. Thunder was rolling and lightning was beginning to streak across the sky. It was a moment of pure exhilarated abandonment. I had no fear.
I think I love that memory because it was during an untarnished time in my life. A time of innocence and pureness. A time before I knew to be afraid. That memory is a safe place for me when the life waters are muddied. It reminds me that God created me to be free. In him I can withstand the roar of the storm. In Him I am free.
I am a dreamer, but I’m also a little bit pragmatic, which makes life interesting to say the least. My husband helped orchestrate a list of words to describe me: Christ-follower, Curious, Creative, Charming, Considerate, Cordial, Candid, Committed, Canny and Chary. (we kept the C theme going – you can look them up if you want) He’s pretty spot on. He loves me. I would add convoluted! I am mess. It’s like living on two sides of the same coin. You never know which way it’s going to flip. I’m ok with that.
We have moved a lot. A LOT. We may not be done yet. I’ll keep you updated. Throughout those moves, I have been a teacher, a nanny of sorts, an office manager, a customer service rep, a homemaker, an interior decorator wannabe, and in recent years I have dared to call myself a writer. I have always loved words. I always wanted to write, but never really considered that I was a writer. I finally let myself believe in the stroke of the pen. I’m excited to see how the story ends.
I write poetry, devotions, lyrical essays and personal anecdotes with a bit of humor thrown in from time to time. My faith and family are both important to me and you will see threads of both in most of my writing. I love the month of October and sometimes am more inspired to write during that season. I can, upon occasion, be profound. I find that my writing voice sometimes changes to reflect my current mood. The stories that reflect my family values, or have tidbits about my family are the ones closest to my heart. (this one too). They give me my sense of place. Of belonging and connection.
I am married to Rocky, aka Mr. Piano. He is a professional pianist and earned his DMA in May of 2013. I am proud of him. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and I can’t imagine my life without him. He centers me. We find that romance exists in simple everyday moments. We recently moved back home, almost literally for me. We are next door to the house I lived in as a teenager. You can read about the adventure of our 99 box move. (I didn’t really count all the boxes). We are the only people I know who are living in their second home without owning a first home.
If you read some of my earlier posts you my have noticed that they were signed by Sadie. Still me, just a pen name I used back when I wanted to be somewhat anonymous.
Please feel free to leave questions in the comments, or tell me a little about yourself. I love making new friends. My hope is that you will feel at home here and become part of the community at StoneLeaf and Co.
Blogging in Grace,
Teresa (aka Sadie Grace)