I love this question. Why do I write? It’s simple really. I do it because I’ve grown to love it and couldn’t imagine my life without it now.
I write when I’m sad. I write when I’m happy. I write when I have news to share. For me it has become an extension of who I am. I think, in a way, people who read what I write have a view into who I am as a person and have become happier as a result.
I think back to the day I started my daughter’s dedication site. I was so sad. Grief engulfed my body. I was missing my daughter so acutely that my heart literally ached. I had all these thoughts swirling around in my head, like one of those air twisters you can see where papers and what now are swirling around and around, and I had to get them written down. This is why I began to write. Everything directly points back to my beloved baby girl who now resides in heaven. I miss her still but I’ve been able to find a piece in why I write. I thank the Lord for this every day.